Elk and ieder

A pronoun replaces a noun or another pronoun. E.g. 'he', 'which', or 'her'. There are different types of pronouns: personal, possessive, indefinite, relative... You can post your questions about Dutch pronouns here.
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Elk and ieder

Post by Bieneke » Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:19 pm

hallo, he ik wou graag weten wat is de verschil tussen ieder en elk

Tussen elk en ieder bestaat geen duidelijk onderscheid. Op de e-ANS (http://oase.uci.kun.nl/~ans/) staat er het volgende over geschreven:

There is no principal difference between elk en ieder. There is, however, a tendency (not a rule!) to use:
  • 1. ieder to refer to persons
    2. elk for objects
    3. elk for person in a small group of people.
ad 3) We would not say "Ieder van de twee bruidsmeisjes droeg een roos" (every one of the two bride maids was wearing a rose) but "Elk van de twee bruidsmeisjes droeg een roos" ("Each of the two bride maids").

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