All and every

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All and every can both be used to talk about people or things in general. There is little difference of meaning. Note that these two words are used in different structures.

Every is used with singular countable nouns. To give the same meaning, all is used with plural nouns.

With Determiners

All can be used with determiners. Every cannot normally be used with them.

With Uncountable Nouns

We can use all with uncountable nouns. Every cannot be used with them.

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