apiece vs a piece :

apiece vs a piece

apiece or a piece

Apiece is a non comparable adjective that means each by itself, by a single one, to a share of each.

"The trader sold the pearls, a dollar apiece."

A piece means one part out of a larger whole usually in such a form that is able to be separated from other parts. It is concerns with a single item belonging to a class of similar items.

"I need to buy a piece for the machine to work again!"

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

  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - FOX Business Small Business Center
  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - KSHB-TV Kansas City