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    What is " all " grammitically?
    What is "all" in the following sentence.
    we all love our parents.what part of speech all belong here in this sentence to?
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    Default Re: What part of speech is "all"

    Quote Originally Posted by khush View Post
    What is " all " grammitically?
    What is "all" in the following sentence.
    we all love our parents.what part of speech all belong here in this sentence to?
    Please give me a detail reply .

    Khursheed Ahmad Khan
    "All" can be several parts of speech. I will give you a dictionary listing at the end.

    In your sentence, "all" is a pronoun. It restates "we" and acts as an intensifier so that the reader knows that "we" refers to more than just a small group.

    all (ôl)
    adj.
    1. Being or representing the entire or total number, amount, or quantity: All the windows are open. Deal all the cards. See synonyms at whole.
    2. Constituting, being, or representing the total extent or the whole: all Christendom.
    3. Being the utmost possible of: argued the case in all seriousness.
    4. Every: got into all manner of trouble.
    5. Any whatsoever: beyond all doubt.
    6. Pennsylvania. Finished; used up: The apples are all. See Regional Note at gum band.
    7. Informal. Being more than one: Who all came to the party? See Regional Note at you-all.
    n.
    The whole of one's fortune, resources, or energy; everything one has: The brave defenders gave their all.
    pron.
    1. The entire or total number, amount, or quantity; totality: All of us are sick. All that I have is yours.
    2. Everyone; everything: justice for all.
    adv.
    1. Wholly; completely: a room painted all white; directions that were all wrong.
    2. Each; apiece: a score of five all.
    3. So much: I am all the better for that experience.

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