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    Which of the following sentences is more appropriate in English usage?
    1. I would like to share my experiences with all of my friends.
    2. I would like to share my experiences with all my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arunp View Post
    Which of the following sentences is more appropriate in English usage?
    1. I would like to share my experiences with all of my friends.
    2. I would like to share my experiences with all my friends.
    I'm not a teacher, but I would say that the first is more formally correct, while the second is slightly more informally natural. Both are commonly used, and neither would be viewed as a major error in most situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    I'm not a teacher, but I would say that the first is more formally correct, while the second is slightly more informally natural. Both are commonly used, and neither would be viewed as a major error in most situations.
    I am having a re-think on the answer you have provided.

    I feel using all of is not required when all alone will suffice.

    However, using all of makes sense in the following example.

    "Not all of my friends know about my experiences - but some of them do."

    Here all of is necessary to match some of and to keep the meaning of the sentence intact.

    I would appreciate your views on this.

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