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"Both" means "the two considered together," and "each" refers to the individual members of a group considered separately.
Ex: We require an authorization form signed by both owners.
Ex: We require a separate form for each person's account.
Despite having worked as an editor for 5 years, this both/each thing still has me confused. I understand what you say above, but would like to see more examples. Thanks.
I hear this error almost every day in public speach, most commonly in the phrase "A little of both" when the speaker really means "a little of each".
There's another difference. Both specifies exactly two. Each can refer to many.
Well done;perfect example.
Had occasion to question which to use and after reading the explanation and additional comment by Mr. Segall the answer became clear. Thank you.