Distributive Adjective is one of the kinds of adjectives. This type of adjective is used to refer to each and every person or each and every thing individually.
Distributive Adjectives show that the persons or things named are taken separately or in separate lots.
There are four main Adjectives of this class….each, every, either and neither.
1. The two men had each (man) a gun.
2. Every man was punctually in his place.
3. Take either side, whichever you prefer.
4. You should take neither side (that is, neither this side nor that).
5. Every four hours (that is, every period of four hours), there is a train to Madurai.
There are only few adjectives belonging to this type of adjective. They are….
Examples of EACH :
1. Each student has to donate few rupees to this project.
2. I personally know each student.
3. Each of my friends made a phone call to me today.
4. You have to invite each of your relatives to this function.
5. Each student is responsible for making this classroom clean.
6. Each of my sons earns more than USD 5000 per month.
Examples of Every :
1. Every student was given bonus marks.
2. Every student was motivated to take part in this festival.
3. Every air-conditioned comes with a free service.
4. He drinks milk every day.
5. Every one of us is proud to be an Indian.
6. Every movie directed by him has been successful.
7. We go to tuition every day.
Examples of Either :
1. Either of you can sing in the function.
2. I cannot share the secret with you either.
3. He did not talk to either of them.
4. Either of those books would be an apt gift to her.
5. Meet me either at office or at home.
6. Either he or I should go.
Examples of Neither :
1. Neither you nor your sister could open the door.
2. I like neither of my sisters.
3. We could neither wait nor go.
4. Neither problem is easy to solve.
Examples of ANY :
1. Is there any tea in the kitchen?
2. Do you have any money left?
3. Did you add any sugar in the beverage?
4. Did anyone come looking for me?
Examples of ONE :
1. Can you get this one for me?
2. Each one of them knows the secret.
3. We will but that one soon.
4. No one enjoyed the movie.
5. Select one more student for the competition.
6. Can I have one more cookie?
7. Buy only one purse.
Examples of BOTH :
1. I prefer both the books.
2. They both have come to the temple.
3. You have to study both the science and the mathematics.
4. Both the words are suitable here.
5. Both the glasses are broken.