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EVERY vs ALL / BOTH

EVERY vs ALL / BOTH
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Activity Drag&Drop
Practise the usage and structure of EVERY and also when to use ALL or BOTH instead.
 

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Click on the words at the bottom and drag them into the empty boxes of the sentence to complete it. When more than one solution is possible, always CHOOSE THE BEST OPTION.
 

EVERY

It is used before a singular noun, and needs a singular verb

Every day is different (not: every days are different)
Every child was sleeping

negative:
Not every child was sleeping, two of them were talking

But if we use a pronoun or possessive with EVERY, we normally use it in the plural (especially when talking about people including both sexes)

Every student took their book and went away (...took his/her book... is very formal)
I can't phone every person in town to tell them the news
Suddenly, every child woke up and they all started to cry
but if it's only male or female: Every woman must fight for her children (or: their children)

The same is true for compounds with EVERY: everybody, everyone, everything, everywhere

Everybody is free to do it or not
I talked to everyone to convince them that they should help
Everything was clear to me
I looked for my dog everywhere, but couldn't find him

 

EVERY vs ALL


The meaning is basically the same, but they use different structures
 
Every is = All are
Every child needs love = All children need love
Every light was out = All the lights were out
 
We don't use EVERY in front of articles, possessives or demonstratives, or with uncountable nouns
- All the birds flew away (not: every the birds)
- I've written to all my friends (not: to every my friends)
- All those people were looking for a restaurant (not: every those people)
- I like all music (not: every music)

If we only talk about two people or things, we use BOTH
- I have three sons. They all have a car
- I have two sons. They both have a car
- We both need a break

As a subject, BOTH goes in "mid-position" (before normal verbs, after special verbs: modals and auxiliaries)
- we're both Spanish
- we both work here

Items

Gapped text Items
Every ______________________ had a different colour flower / flowers
Everybody ______________________ this song like / likes
Every ______________________ fantastic days were / day was
Everything ______________________ destroyed during the hurricane were / was
We bought a toy for every ______________________ child / chidren
Where have you been? I've been looking for you ______________________ every where / every places / everywhere / every place
Every ______________________ a title books have / book has
Not everybody ______________________ happy with the new law was / were
Not every animal ______________________ a name have / has
Everybody's downstairs waiting for you. Go and talk to ______________________. them / him / her
Every boy has a box, but ______________________ are all empty their boxes / his box
Every man tries to protect ______________________ family his / their
Every person tries to protect ______________________ family his / her / their
Every ______________________ you showed me ______________________ different, but I like ______________________ all are / her / is / sweater / it / him / them / sweaters
I have 10 cats. In the morning, every ______________________ ______________________ to the kitchen and I give ______________________ some milk. comes / come / cats / him / her / them / its / cat / it / them
Every ______________________ came to my door wagging ______________________ little tail their / dogs / her / dog / his
If you want everybody out of your house, go downstairs and tell ______________________ to get out. her / his / them
Everybody had ______________________ shoes muddy their / her / his
Every student brought ______________________ photograph his / their / her
Look for every picture of him in the house and burn ______________________ him / them / it / her
The countryside was beautiful, there were flowers ______________________. everywhere / all the place / all places
______________________ you go, you can find someone who speaks English to all places / Everywhere / in every place
Come on, ______________________ ______________________ waiting for you every ones / everyone / all people / every one / are / is
It is very difficult to choose, I like ______________________ everything / all thing / every things
He had ______________________ eyes red both / all / every
______________________ my legs are hurting All / Every / Both
There is a big tree and a small tree. ______________________ trees are near the wall. Every / Both / All
Otello or Hamlet? I think ______________________ ______________________ are fascinating. all / every / both / stories / story
I have 2 boys and a girl. ______________________ my ______________________ ______________________ got blue eyes. Every / have / sons / Both / has / son / All
______________________ books ______________________ something interesting to tell Every / All / has / have
______________________ my friends ______________________ in Rome lives / Every / All / live
______________________ the ______________________ in the shop ______________________ imported flowers / Every / was / flower / were / All
______________________ the ______________________ in the factory ______________________ broken was / All / window / were / Every / windows
They lost ______________________ hope all / every
______________________ useful information was transferred to the police department Every / All
______________________ waters ______________________ polluted were / was / All / Every
______________________ the little houses were painted in blue All / Both / Every
______________________ the tables were dirty Every / All
______________________ these people are looking for a job All / Both / Every
Total number of items: 39

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