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    Default one way for all the things/for each

    1-There is a way to do each thing we want to do.
    2-There is a way to do everything we want to do.
    3-There is a way to do all the things we want to do.

    4-There is one way to do each thing we want to do.
    5-There is one way to do everything we want to do.
    6-There is one way to do all the things we want to do.

    In which case:
    a-There is one specific way for each specific thing
    b-There is one way to do the totality of the things you want to do
    c-the sentence is ambiguous

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    Default Re: one way for all the things/for each

    All of 1 to 6 are grammatically perfect.

    What is your question about a through c?

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    Default Re: one way for all the things/for each

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-There is a way to do each thing we want to do.
    2-There is a way to do everything we want to do.
    3-There is a way to do all the things we want to do.

    4-There is one way to do each thing we want to do.
    5-There is one way to do everything we want to do.
    6-There is one way to do all the things we want to do.

    In which case:
    a-There is one specific way for each specific thing
    b-There is one way to do the totality of the things you want to do
    c-the sentence is ambiguous

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    Navi.
    They are all c) ambiguous. Also they are all factually incorrect.
    What you need to do is dispense with all your coloured sentences, and just use a and b, or something else. Besides, the context will usually tell.

    Here are some ways of being less ambiguous:
    "All things can be done in one, and only one, way - each specific to itself."
    "Each specific action has its own specific method."

    "All actions should be done by the same method."
    "There is only one method, and it should be used for everything."
    ...

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    Default Re: one way for all the things/for each

    Thank you very much Probus and Rarymott.

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    All of 1 to 6 are grammatically perfect.

    What is your question about a through c?
    The question was: which of the sentences 1-6 correspond to which of the cases a-c?

    Raymott has answered the question.

    Respectfully,
    Navi.

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