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    Default 'ALL' - what word class/sentence element?

    Dear users

    please have a look at the following sentence:

    If there's any trouble with the captain, you're all with me!

    My question is: what word class/sentence element is 'ALL' in this sentence?

    My guess is that 'ALL' is a pronoun and as such functions as subject predicative (subject complement), 'WITH ME' being a modifier of 'ALL'.

    Contributions appreciated!
    Miroslaw

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    Default Re: 'ALL' - what word class/sentence element?

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroslaw View Post
    Dear users

    please have a look at the following sentence:

    If there's any trouble with the captain, you're all with me!

    My question is: what word class/sentence element is 'ALL' in this sentence?

    My guess is that 'ALL' is a pronoun and as such functions as subject predicative (subject complement), 'WITH ME' being a modifier of 'ALL'.

    Contributions appreciated!
    Miroslaw
    (Not a teacher) I suggest that "all" in your sentence is a pronoun in apposition with "you." In other words: All of you are with me.

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    Default Re: 'ALL' - what word class/sentence element?

    "All" in your sentence is a pronoun -- an "indefinite pronoun". A list of the indefinite pronouns can be found on a chart at the "competitive sentence diagrammers" website.
    It is the predicate nominative in the clause, modified by "with me".
    Linguist Farmer

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