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    Default Both x All of

    Could you please help me with this question. What's better to use in this sentence:

    .......... soldiers saluted as the officer went past.
    a) both
    b) all of

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Both x All of

    It depends how many soldiers there are. If there are only two, then (a).

    If more than two, then it would be, "All of the soldiers saluted as the officer went past."

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    Default Re: Both x All of

    That's probabely it - there's "the" missing.
    It means that (a) is correct.
    Thanx

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