Origin of each
It is also sometimes said that the pronoun each must always be referred to by a singular pronoun, but again actual usage does not regularly observe this stricture: Each member of our garden club had their own special interests. In the most formal speech and writing, singular verbs and pronouns occur more frequently than plural: Each member … had his own special interests. The use of plural forms, especially plural pronouns, has been increasing in the United States, partially because of the desire to avoid using he or his to refer to a female.
Anyone, anybody, everyone, everybody, no one, someone, and somebody follow the same general patterns of pronoun agreement as each. See also they.
Examples from the Web for each
With all that said, representation of each of these respective communities has increased in the new Congress.
Each individual race involves an unusual collaboration between researchers, manufacturers, and public-health entities.
In Dresden, Germany, anti-Islam rallies each week draw thousands of demonstrators.
Our fans have seen all our sketches, so we wanted to give them something a little deeper about each character.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And as a bonus, they send home more than $20 billion in remittances each year.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They were all the world to each other, and she was perfectly devoted to him.Marion Berkley|Elizabeth B. Comins
It was no easy matter to do this, for the friars were so heavy that it required three stout men to each to set them on their legs.Charley Laurel|W. H. G. Kingston
Breakfast over, each individual disposes of himself as best accords with inclination or interest.
The men rode toward the rear of the herd, one on each side, and Arlie fell in beside her old playmate, Dick.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
The banks on each side were high and steep, making it far from an ideal fording place.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin
- every (one) of two or more considered individuallyeach day; each person
- (as pronoun)each gave according to his ability
Word Origin for each
From a common West Germanic expression *aiwo galika (cf. Dutch elk, Old Frisian ellik, Old High German iogilih, German jeglich "each, every"). Originally used as we now use every (which is a compound of each) or all; modern use is by influence of Latin quisque. Modern spelling appeared late 1500s. Also cf. ilk, which.
In addition to the idioms beginning with each
- each and every one
- each other
- at each other's throats
- made for (each other)