Distributive pronoun – Explanation
A distributive pronoun is a pronoun that describes members of a group separately and not collectively. It refers to a person or thing. So this pronoun is always singular, and we use it with a singular noun and verb. We use this pronoun to describe all the members of the particular group.
Examples of Distributive pronoun
Let’s have a look-
- Each of the girls draws a picture.
- She has given ten notebooks to each student.
- Either of these has that information.
- You can sit either side of the window.
- She may either agree to work for that company or reject the offer.
- Neither of the newspapers is in English.
In the above sentences,
- Each denotes every one of things or persons.
- Either and neither are used to denote only two things or persons.
- Any, none, no one is used to denote more than two things or persons.
Distributive pronoun with a plural noun and singular verb
Have a look-
- Each of the articles is informative. (Don’t use ‘article’)
- Either of you can discuss this matter with the authority.
- Neither of the children can stand still for ten minutes. (Don’t use ‘child’)
- Each of the students can participate in the dance competition.
- Either of you is not perfect for this job.
- Neither of them could solve that algebraic sum.
- Each of you has to attend the extra class.
- Neither of the pens is useful.
- Any of them can attend the meeting.
- None of the committee members agreed to increase the building maintenance.
- Neither of them supported him to dance in a reality show.
- Every one of you is brilliant, according to the principal.
- Each one of you will be permitted to attend the class.
- Everyone who participated in the drama should recite their dialogues.
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• Indefinite Pronouns