Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceHomework Help · 9 months ago

Why should I not put -s at the end of the word if I put the word "every" before that word?

For example:

The bug error appears on every Non-English language(s)


I was told to take out the -s because it is considered wrong to put one when the word "every" is present.

3 Answers

  • 9 months ago
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    This cat has fur.

    Every cat has fur. Not, "every cats have fur."

    Every is expanding a statement about a singular cat to be true for all cats.

    Every modifies a singular noun, not the plural noun.

    compare that to "all cats have fur." Which takes a plural noun and modifies it so that the statement applies to each individual.

    Every - this truth about an individual applies to all the members of the group. 

    All - this truth about the group is a feature of each individual in that group.

    "every" expands the individual into the group.

    "all" contracts the group into each of the members of that group.

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Are you the ''Everyone say cheese'' v ''Everyone says cheese'' troll ?

  • 9 months ago

    Every means essentially the same as "each". 'Each" is singular. It means that you're looking at them one at a time. The noun is singular following every.

    Every language

    every person

    every car

    every question on Yahoo Answers. 

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