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“Every,” “everybody” and “everyone” and related expressions are normallytreated as singular in American English: “Every woman I ask out tells meshe already has plans for Saturday night.” However, constructions like“everyone brought their own lunch” are widely accepted now because of adesire to avoid specifying “his” or “her.” See “.”

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  • s  (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
    every person is mortal
    every party is welcome
    had every hope of success
    every chance of winning
  • s  each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
    every third seat
    every two hours
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