These words are continually misapplied. Each can be applied to two

or any higher number of objects to signify every one of the number

independently. Every requires more than two to be spoken of and

denotes all the persons or things taken separately. Either

denotes one or the other of two, and should not be used to include

both. Neither is the negative of either, denoting not the other,

and not the one, and relating to two persons or things considered


The following examples illustrate the correct usage of these words:

Each man of the crew received a reward.

Every man in the regiment displayed bravery.

We can walk on either side of the street.

Neither of the two is to blame.

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