Distributive Pronouns | Neither, either, Both, each, any & one

Distributive Pronouns

Distributive Pronouns | either vs neither | each , Both & none

Distributive pronouns are used to talk about persons and things individually. We talk about the person and group of people and things one by one rather than collectively. Distributive pronouns are either, neither, both, each, and none. They are singular words followed by singular verbs too.

For example:

  • Neither of the students came on time.
  • Neither of the students came on time.

Distributive Pronouns with examples.

1) Either

Either is used for two persons, it refers to one of them and is followed by a singular verb.

For Example:

  • Either of them is young.
  • Either of them can swim.
  • I think either of the men can be loyal.

2) Neither

It also refers to two persons, but none of them. From tow no one.

For Example:

  • Neither of them is young.
  • Neither of them was present in the calls.
  • She thinks neither of the men can be loyal.

3) Each

It refers to a group of people or things one by one.


  • Each of the students has a pen and book.
  • Each of the groups should come on time.
  • Each of them can perform well.

4) Both:

Both refer to two persons.

  • Both of them could write the letter.
  • Both of them could win the game.

5) Any:

It refers to a group of persons or things. Which means from all one only.


  • Any of the students is illegible.
  • Any of them can join the group.
  • Any of it is useable.

Any, no one, none used when we talk about more persons and things.


  • Any of the students should come forward.  (From all one)
  • One of the cars is broken down.   (From all cars one.)
  • No one can come in the calls.   (from group none)

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More example sentences:

  • Either of the players is ill.
  • Neither of the players can participate.
  • Each of them can contribute.
  • Each has the right to play.
  • I saw each of them playing well.
  • None of the cars are new.
  • None of them can drive well.
  • No one is serious about the calls.
  • Both of the men could do the exercise.
  • I selected neither of them.
  • I wanted to see both of them
  • We point out none of them.
  • Neither of the teachers could find the mistake.