ALL (OF) = the whole or complete group
EVERY = each item / object in the group
Note that ALL is used with plural nouns while EVERY is used with singular nouns.
It is not possible to use a Determiner such as the, a/an, this / that, yours, his, etc. with EVERY.
ALL or EVERY? Compare the following:
I watched all the episodes in the ‘Friends’ series.
I watched all (of) the film last night.
All my friends love Malta.
I watched every episode in the ‘Friends’ series.
I watched every minute of the film last night.
Every one of my friends loves Malta.
Note you cannot say:
I watched every the episode in the ‘Friends’ series.
Every my friend loves Malta.
Complete the exercise below using ALL or EVERY:
- Have you read _______ the newspaper?
- I cry _______ time I watch the film.
- _______ the people in my office are hard-working.
- I go to the gym _______ day.
- I ate _______ the chocolate.
- I watch movies in English _______ the time.
- Tell me _______ about your holiday in England.
- I would like to visit _______ country in Europe before I die.
- I understand _______ word when I listen to the radio in English.
- _______ time I catch the bus, it’s late.
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