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placement of "one each" and "each" Options
robjen
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:45:14 AM
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I am going to make up a sentence below.

(1) I will design birthday cards, one each, for eight of their grandchildren, including John, Mary, Tom, Jill, Vincent, Jessie, Elaine, and Bill.

(2) I printed an interesting article about each of the actors: Larry's movie and Joe's movie.



In (1), I mean one card for John, one card for Mary, one card for Tom and so on.

In (2), I mean one article about Larry's movie and one article about Joe's movie.


Is the placement of "each" and "each one" correct? Thanks a lot.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 2:52:29 AM

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No, because they are not really the same thing.

You have 'each' as used in various ways, as a determiner.

Then you have 'one each' which is how something is apportioned.

I will design eight cards, one for each of the grandchildren.

If you name all of them, that is not 'including', because that means there are others. You would just list the names, in apposition.

'each' refers to the people
I will give them each one card.
They will each get one card.

'one each' refers to how they are apportioned
They will get one card each
I will give them one card each.
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