Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"
Aubrey Carter
"3 Keys IELTS Certified Coach"

IELTS students often make grammar mistakes with the words each and every.

There are related chunks that need to be used word for word.

We’ll answer a student question about this today.

You’ll learn how to correctly use each and every.

We’ll share high-scoring examples and strategies for IELTS.

Today’s question

Which is correct please, “We’re available every Saturdays in July” or Every Saturday??

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The correct option is ‘every Saturday’.

This can be confusing when you’re thinking of every meaning plural.

You may think that the noun that follows it should be plural.

However, both ‘each’ and ‘every’ are followed by a singular noun.

These mean each one of these things.

#1: Each and every

We often use the phrase ‘each and every’ to emphasize that we mean every one.

This is also followed by singular nouns.

Each and every Saturday.

Every single Saturday.

#2: All at once

This means suddenly or unexpectedly.

I thought nobody was coming to my party, like every single friend I have forgot about it, but then they arrived all at once.

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#3: All or nothing

This phrase is used to refer to doing something either completely or not at all.

My dog either loves you or hates you. It’s all or nothing with him.

#4: Give something your all

This means to try as hard as you can.

I know immigrating to Canada is a long road, but I’m giving it my all.

This phrase is extremely useful on IELTS.

For many questions, you can include how much effort you put in!

  • work
  • school
  • friendships
  • hobbies

Pro tip: each one

It’s easy to make mistakes with each and every since they seem like they should be followed by plural nouns.

As a pro tip, think of ‘each one’ and ‘every one’.

Including the word ‘one’ will help you remember that these should be followed by a singular noun.


Today’s tips will help you avoid common errors with the words each and every.

Practice using these phrases when answering practice IELTS Speaking questions.

They can also be useful in IELTS Writing essays.

For all the strategies you need, check out our online IELTS course, 3 Keys IELTS!

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