Saturday, 20 July 2013

Every Student or Every Students?

Hi there,

So should you say "every student" or "every students"? 

Tricky one, isn't it? :-) 

Well, the rule is the following: 

"Every" is always followed by a singular verb.

That's because we refer to every single item, and NOT to all of them combined.

So the correct phrase is "every student."

Some more examples:
- Every students in the class must do the exam.
- Every student have has a teacher.

Here are some incorrect examples:
- Every words are important.
- Every moments are new.
- Every parent are present in the meeting. 

And these are the same sentences, corrected:
- Every word is important.
- Every moment is new.
- Every parent is present in the meeting. 
 

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