What is a Distributive Adjective?

A distributive adjective is a word that conveys a sense of distribution. It represents each person or thing of a certain set in a one-at-a-time manner.


  1. Each boy in the class was given some refreshment.
  2. Every man standing there was angry.
  3. No girl was in proper school uniform.
  4. Either toy was costly.
  5. Neither farmer sold his produce in the market.

In the above sentences, all the words in bold (Each, Every, No, Either, Neither) convey a sense of distribution and are followed by a noun. Therefore, they are all Distributive Adjectives.

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