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    Default a present for all/each/every one

    1-I have a present for each one of you.
    2-I have a present for every one of you.
    3-I have a present for all of you.

    4-Each of you will get a present.

    5-Every one of you will get a present.
    6-All of you will get a present.

    7-Each of you will get one present.
    8-Every one of you will get one present.
    9-All of you will get one present.


    In which case:
    a-'you' will have to share a single present
    in which
    b-there are as many presents as there are people. One present for each person
    and which sentence are:
    c-ambiguous.

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    Default Re: a present for all/each/every one

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    1-I have a present for each one of you.
    2-I have a present for every one of you.
    3-I have a present for all of you.

    4-Each of you will get a present.

    5-Every one of you will get a present.
    6-All of you will get a present.

    7-Each of you will get one present.
    8-Every one of you will get one present.
    9-All of you will get one present.


    In which case:
    a-'you' will have to share a single present
    in which
    b-there are as many presents as there are people. One present for each person
    and which sentence are:
    c-ambiguous.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.
    You have been on the forum for a long time, Navi. You know we don't just hand out the answers. Tell us what you think first and then we'll comment.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: a present for all/each/every one

    Sorry Emsr2d2,

    In this case I will have to guess!

    1-I have a present for each one of you.
    2-I have a present for every one of you.
    3-I have a present for all of you.
    The first three are all ambiguous.


    4-Each of you will get a present.
    b
    5-Every one of you will get a present. b
    6-All of you will get a present. c

    7-Each of you will get one present. b
    8-Every one of you will get one present. b
    9-All of you will get one present. c


    As I said these are just guesses.
    Gratefullly,

    Navi.

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    Default Re: a present for all/each/every one

    The ambiguity seems a bit forced in 9 IMO.

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    Default Re: a present for all/each/every one

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Sorry Emsr2d2,

    In this case I will have to guess!

    1-I have a present for each one of you.
    2-I have a present for every one of you.
    3-I have a present for all of you.
    The first three are all ambiguous.


    4-Each of you will get a present.
    b
    5-Every one of you will get a present. b
    6-All of you will get a present. c

    7-Each of you will get one present. b
    8-Every one of you will get one present. b
    9-All of you will get one present. c


    As I said these are just guesses.
    Gratefullly,

    Navi.
    I don't find 1 or 2 to be ambiguous. With the language "each one of you" and every one of you", it seems clear that each person will get a present.

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