Distributive Adjectives

Distributive Adjectives :

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.


  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Proper Adjectives
  7. Descriptive Adjectives
  8. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  9. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  10. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  11. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  13. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  14. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  15. Definite Demonstratives
  16. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  17. Indefinite Demonstratives
  18. Interrogative Adjectives
  19. Exclamatory Adjectives
  20. Possessive Adjectives
  21. Possessive Determiners
  22. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  23. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Emphasizing Adjectives
  26. Coordinate Adjectives
  27. Paired Adjectives
  28. Cumulative Adjectives
  29. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  30. Two Uses of Adjectives
  31. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  32. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  33. The Degrees of Comparison
  34. Comparison of Adjectives
  35. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  36. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  37. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  38. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  39. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  40. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  41. Definite Numeral Quantities
  42. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  43. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  44. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  45. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  46. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  47. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Use of The Comparative Degree
  51. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  52. Preferables in English Grammar
  53. Double Comparatives
  54. Double Superlatives
  55. Comparatives which have lost their force
  56. Latin Comparatives
  57. English Comparatives
  58. Adjectives used as Nouns
  59. Adjectives in Pairs
  60. Adjectives preceded by THE
  61. Position of Adjectives
  62. Adjectives Used Attributively
  63. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  64. The Adjective Clause

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