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Post by hanuman_2000 » Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:30 am

Sir,

1.Every soldier and sailor was in his place.


2. Every soldier and every sailor was in his place.


Here in (1) every is used before "soldier".

While in (2) every is befire both the noun.

Is there any difference in both the sentences.

Please explain it.

Thanks.

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Post by Alan » Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:35 am

No difference at all. 'Every' is implicit before both nouns in #1.

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