apiece vs a piece : Common Errors in English

About apiece vs a piece

When you mean “each” the expression is “apiece”: these pizzas are really cheap—only ten dollars apiece.” But when “piece” actually refers to a piece of something, the required two-word expression is “a piece ”: “This pizza is really expensive—they sell it by the slice for ten dollars a piece.”Despite misspellings in popular music, the expression is not “down the road apiece”; it’s “down the road a piece.”

apiece Meaning(s)

  • (r) to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)

apiece in News

  1. Spurs And Heat Tied Going Into Game 5 Of NBA Finals

    Two days after the Spurs throttled the Heat by nearly 40 points, Miami responded with a rout of its own in San Antonio to tie up the NBA Finals at two games apiece. Even better news for the defending champions? The Big Three, Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh, finally look like the Big Three again. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about that and the scourge of flopping.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: NPR

  2. Miami Heat bounce back, defeat Spurs

    Story by Chari Staples/CBS12 News MIAMI, Fla-- The NBA Finals are all tied up at two wins apiece. Playing in San Antonio, the Miami Heat beat the Spurs in Game 4, 109-93. The win by the Heat guarantees a return trip to Miami for a sixth game. Game 5 will be played in San Antonio Sunday. ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach

  3. Heat 109, Spurs 93

    SAN ANTONIO -- LeBron James scored 33 points and Dwyane Wade added 32 to help the Miami Heat defeat the San Antonio Spurs 109-93 Thursday night in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, evening the series at two wins apiece.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

a piece in News

  1. Discovery of how a gene that regulates factors involved in bacteria pathogenicity acts

    ( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) In a piece of work carried out by the Carbohydrate Metabolism Research Team of the Institute of Agrobiotechnology, the discovery has been made of the way in which the glgS gene (now renamed as the "surface composition regulator", scoR) acts in bacteria and how the mechanisms involved in bacterial infection can be altered by manipulating this gene, which indirectly affects ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Got a Notice from the IRS? Don't Panic

    Getting a piece of mail from the IRS is enough to cause anyone’s hands to shake and primal instincts to surface. The letter could be concerning a change to the tax return due to mathematical errors, a notice that the return is up for audit, or a bill among other things.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: FOX Business Small Business Center

  3. Piece of overpass falls on woman's car

    A local woman driving under Interstate 35 Wednesday morning says a piece of the overpass fell on her car.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KSHB-TV Kansas City

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