a | every + SINGULAR NOUN

In English grammar, determiners are words that introduce and provide context to a noun, often in terms of quantity and possession. A “quantifying determiner” is a type of determiner that conveys “how much” or “how many”.

When it comes to singular nouns, the quantifying determiners ‘a’ and ‘every’ are commonly used:

  1. A: This is an indefinite article that is used before singular, countable nouns. It is used when the noun referred to is not specific. For example, in the sentence “I saw a bird in the park”, ‘a’ is used before ‘bird’ because we are not referring to a specific bird.
  2. Every: This determiner is used before singular nouns to mean “each one without exception”. It refers to all the members of a group. For example, in the sentence “Every student must submit their assignment on time”, ‘every’ is used before ‘student’ to refer to all students in a particular group or class.

Remember, ‘a’ can be used with any singular noun (as long as it’s countable), but ‘every’ should be used with singular nouns that represent a whole group or class.


When I went to Chicago, I bought a nice coat.

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People can get a cheeseburger anywhere.


An iWeb search for:

_AT1 _NN1

1 A LOT 4424966
2 A COUPLE 1627005
3 A NUMBER 1608603
4 A WAY 1174742
5 A VARIETY 1096200
6 A RESULT 923779
7 A PERSON 812413
8 A BIT 791911
9 A MAN 754764
10 A PROBLEM 722617
11 A MEMBER 697316
12 A LOOK 663643
13 A GROUP 661114
14 A LIST 633430
15 A CHANCE 603139
16 A PART 591948
17 A PLACE 560976
18 A CHILD 560413
19 A TEAM 524487
20 A RANGE 520816

Here AI examples of the most common results:

  1. A lot: “A lot can change in a year.”
  2. A couple: “A couple was walking in the park.”
  3. A number: “A number is required to solve this equation.”
  4. A way: “There must be a way to solve this problem.”
  5. A variety: “The garden has a variety of flowers.”
  6. A result: “The experiment yielded a result that was unexpected.”
  7. A person: “There is always a person who can help in difficult times.”
  8. A bit: “Just a bit is enough to change the taste.”
  9. A man: “A man was standing at the corner of the street.”
  10. A problem: “This is a problem that needs immediate attention.”
  11. A member: “He is a member of our club.”
  12. A look: “She gave me a look of surprise.”
  13. A group: “A group of birds flew across the sky.”
  14. A list: “I have a list of things to do.”
  15. A chance: “There is a chance that it might rain today.”
  16. A part: “This is a part of the plan.”
  17. A place: “There is a place near the river that is very peaceful.”
  18. A child: “Every child deserves love and care.”
  19. A team: “Our school has a team for basketball.”
  20. A range: “The shop offers a range of products.”

every _NN1

2 EVERY STEP 68078
4 EVERY BIT 44314
5 EVERY WAY 42551
6 EVERY GAME 41648
8 EVERY PART 36791
9 EVERY MAN 36461
11 EVERY CHILD 33063
13 EVERY LEVEL 29077
16 EVERY WORD 25546
19 EVERY TURN 23610

  1. Every aspect: “We have to consider every aspect of the project before making a decision.”
  2. Every step: “He followed the instructions carefully, taking care of every step.”
  3. Every person: “Every person in the room was asked to give their opinion.”
  4. Every bit: “Every bit of help in this situation is appreciated.”
  5. Every way: “She is perfect in every way.”
  6. Every game: “He watches every game of his favorite football team.”
  7. Every effort: “Every effort was made to ensure the success of the event.”
  8. Every part: “Every part of this machine has a specific function.”
  9. Every man: “Every man for himself is not a good strategy for team success.”
  10. Every student: “Every student in the class must submit their assignment by Friday.”
  11. Every child: “Every child deserves a happy and healthy childhood.”
  12. Every corner: “There are surprises waiting at every corner in this city.”
  13. Every level: “This issue needs to be addressed at every level of the organization.”
  14. Every moment: “Enjoy every moment, life is short.”
  15. Every detail: “She remembered every detail of their conversation.”
  16. Every word: “Hang on to his every word, he rarely speaks without thinking.”
  17. Every opportunity: “Take every opportunity that comes your way, you never know what might lead to success.”
  18. Every member: “Every member of the team has a crucial role to play.”
  19. Every turn: “Life is full of surprises at every turn.”
  20. Every couple: “Every couple has their own unique love story.”


We asked AI to use our A1  vocabulary:

child, every, game, group, look, lot, man, number, part, person, place, problem, student, word

Sure, here are examples using the A1 vocabulary:

  1. Every child: “Every child in the group has a toy.”
  2. Every game: “Every game has a winner.”
  3. Every man: “Every man has a word to say.”
  4. Every student: “Every student has a number.”
  5. A lot: “A lot of people look at the sky.”
  6. A group: “A group of children is playing a game.”
  7. A look: “A look can say a lot.”
  8. A man: “A man is standing in that place.”
  9. A number: “Every person has a number.”
  10. A part: “A part of the problem is the lack of communication.”
  11. A person: “A person in the group has a problem.”
  12. A place: “There is a place for every child to play.”
  13. A problem: “Every student has a problem to solve.”
  14. A word: “Every word has a meaning.”

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