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Each is singular

Words like each, every, everybody, nobody, anybody, and neither are singular. They talk about one person or thing.

Two lorries both full of people. Each person has a bag.

Every passenger has a bag.

• Every book on the shelf is new. NOT Every book on the shelf are new.
(There are lots of books on the shelf, but we are thinking of them as separate books, not as a collection)

• Each invoice must have its own number.
• Neither of my shirts was clean. NOT Neither of my shirts were clean.

Remember: Each and every is one.
  • Remember: Each and every is one.

    Every book in the lorry is big.

     A lorry has books painted on the side. Every book is very big.