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6 Every/each; one/another/other/others

1 We use every and each to talk about all We can use one + singular verb:
people or things in a group or series. In There are two flights. One leaves at five p.m.
many contexts, both every and each are and the other leaves at nine.
correct: (See also Unit 51.)
The letter has been sent to every!each
member of staff. 4 We use another + singular noun with the
We checked every/each item before we meanings ‘one more’ or ‘a different one’:
sent it. Would you like another drink?
Let’s go to another restaurant for a change.
We use every/each + singular noun +
singular verb: Notice that we do not use another with one
Every/Each student has to fill in this form. and a singular noun (NOT another -drink).
We can use each (but not every) + of + Notice also that we do not use another with
the/possessive + plural noun: a plural noun (NOT I met another people).
I put each of the documents into the
correct place. 5 We use the/possessive/quantifier + other +
plural noun with the meanings ‘different
We can use each (but not every) on its own
ones’ or ‘ones that have not been mentioned’:
as a subject or between a subject and a main
The other hotels were more expensive.
Ray agreed with me but my other friends
Tickets are now available and each costs
said I was wrong.
the same. For all other enquiries, phone this number.
Tickets (will) each cost the same.
We use the/possessive + other + singular
2 Sometimes we can only use every; at other noun with the meaning ‘the one that has not
times we can only use each. We use every already been mentioned’:
to talk about a group or series of people One of his sisters lives in France and his/the
or things in general, with the meaning ‘all other sister lives in Australia.
of them’: We use the other (one) to talk about a
Every ticket had been sold. person or thing that has not already been
We use each to talk about all individual
things or people in a group or series: —
He’s got two homes one is in London and
the other (one) is in Florida.
Each ticket costs £20.
6 We use others with the meaning ‘other
3 We use one + of + the/possessive + plural
people or things’:
noun to talk about one person or thing when
Some people like sport and others aren’t
there are several or many:
interested in it at all.
One of the students in my class was off
sick today. We use the others with the meaning ‘the other
He is staying with one of his relatives. people or things (in a set or group)’:
We arrived first and the others came later.
We can use one + singular noun:
One flight leaves at five p.m. and the other
is at nine.

A Decide whether the underlined parts of these sentences are correct or not. Put a tick
(/) next to the sentences that are correct and rewrite the underlined parts of the
sentences that are not correct.


I’ve told every of my friends about this, each .of my friends
Each room has its own private bathroom.
1 Every house in the street is exactly the same.
2 Each assignment on the course have to be completed on time.
3 Each candidate for the job was interviewed separately.
4 We couldn’t park because every car park were full.
5 We each paid £5 towards the cost of the food.
6 There are three tests and every lasts for one hour.

B Complete these questions, using another, other or others.

Could I ask you another ... question?
1 What time is the ... flight that day?
2 What will the say when I tell them about this?
3 Do you know any clubs that are as good as this one?
4 Will you have chance to take the exam?
5 Could we change our meeting to date?

C Complete this article about a film star, using one, another, other or others.
Walter Richards had a remarkably successful film career. (ÿjOne reason for
his success was that he had such a relaxed acting style that he never really seemed to be
acting. (1) reason was of course his good looks. No (2) actor
looked quite like him and his image was used on posters and all sorts of other goods. In a
film career spanning sixty years, he won two Oscars and many (3) awards. He
first came to fame playing an ambitious musician in The Path To Glory and he played a
similar character in (4) film shortly afterwards - High Hat. (5) roles
quickly followed and he was soon a household name. Many people felt that, although he
made over 100 films, most of the (6) weren’t as good as the first two.
Nevertheless, he continued to have a highly successful career, and was working on
(7) film when he died, aged eighty-five.
D Complete these dialogues, using one, another, other, the other, others or the others.
A: All their flights are fully booked.
B: Well, we’ll have to phone another airline. Lots of airlines fly there.

1 A: Do you like this writer?
B: I’m not sure. I really enjoyed one of her books but I haven’t enjoyed any of
books she’s written.
2 A: Have you been to any cities in Britain apart from London?
B: Yes, on my visit to this country last year, I went to Birmingham.
3 A: Are you on your own?
B: Yes, but are on their way. They’ll be here soon.
4 A: Is the company you work for big?
B: It has two main offices. office is in Lisbon and
is in Paris.
5 A: Can we make a decision now?
B: No, I think we should have discussion about the subject later.