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    Default All / Is (Plural with singular verb)

    Hi,
    Is the statement "I hope all is well with..." grammatically correct? If so please explain.
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    Default Re: All / Is (Plural with singular verb)

    Yes- it has the same meaning as everything here.
    Last edited by Tdol; 12-Aug-2011 at 09:34. Reason: Typo

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    Default Re: All / Is (Plural with singular verb)

    Quote Originally Posted by celtaflorida View Post
    Hi,
    Is the statement "I hope all is well with..." grammatically correct? If so please explain.
    Yes. Here, all = everything.

    compare:
    A: Were there any survivors?
    B: All were lost.

    Here, all = all the passengers/people.

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