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May 11 2009   1:25PM GMT

Each — singular or plural?

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typing Which is correct?
Each of the appliances in the model kitchen _________________________
a. have embedded systems.
b. has an embedded system.

Answer: b

Explanation: Each is singular. (Every, everyone, everybody, anyone, anybody, someone, and somebody are all singular, too.)

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