In this lesson we are going to learn about the distributive pronouns Each, Either, Neither.
What is pronoun?
A pronoun is a word that is used in place of a noun or a noun phrase to avoid repetition. Such as, He, She, him, you, me, myself etc.
What is distributive pronoun?
The pronoun that denotes each person, place or thing of a class is called a distributive pronoun. A distributive pronoun refers to either one individual. There is one particular group or one particular class. So, at a time it represents only one individual person or one individual group or class.
Some important point distributive pronoun-
- It is always singular and always takes a singular verb.
- Each, either and neither are normally used with singular nouns, and are placed before the noun.
- Each, either and neither can be used with plural nouns but must be followed by “of”.
How many distributive pronouns are there?
There are three distributive pronouns.
- Each of.
- Either of.
- Neither of.
So, these are the three distributive products.
Each is a way of seeing the every member of a group as an individual. Each is used for two or more person, place or thing.
- Each child play football.
- Each of the children play football.
Either is used for two person, place or thing.
- Either of you can help me in this matter.
- Either of you can go.
Neither means not the one nor the other out of the two persons or things.
- Neither of them looks sad.
- Neither of the books is in English.
- Neither of them drives a car.
- Neither of the members will attend the meeting.
Uses of distributive pronoun-
- Each is used to donate every one of a number of persons or things taken single.
- Neither means not the one, nor the other of two. It is negative of either.
- We can’t use neither and either with more than two persons or things. Either and neither are concerned with distribution between two things.
- Either is used for positive and neither is used for negative.
Difference Distributive Pronouns between Distributive Adjectives-
Distributive Pronouns used as either the subject or object in a sentence.
|Distributive Pronouns||Distributive Adjectives|
|Distributive Pronouns used as either the subject or object in a sentence.||Distributive Adjectives Modify or explain a word or a noun.|
|Distributive Pronouns never followed by a noun.||Distributive Adjectives followed by a noun.|
|None of members is going.||Either team can win the match.|
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