In which cases is it more appropriate to use どの+noun+も instead of 毎+noun (or vice versa)

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    Can you give an example sentence where you think they might be interchangeable? May 15, 2022 at 11:29
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    毎 is not so productive as you may be thinking. It’s not like it goes with any noun naturally.
    – aguijonazo
    May 15, 2022 at 17:55

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どの can be a translation of "every" or "any" in a lot of cases. Example:

  • どの席も空いている。 (Every/any seat is empty/available.)

毎 for a similar meaning is typically a prefix to form a larger word. It's generally not productive, and the word often has to do with time. Example:

  • 彼は毎日出勤する。 (He comes to work everyday.)
  • 彼は毎回失敗する。 (He fails every time.)

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