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    I don't get the word 'all' here? Is it plural or singular here? How do you know?

    1. Are you going to work all thanksgiving weekend, Dad? (How does 'all' work here?)
    2. Are you going to work all thanksgiving weekends, Dad? (What does it mean with 'weekends'?)

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    1. Are you going to work all thanksgiving weekend, Dad? (the entire weekend)
    2. Are you going to work all thanksgiving weekends, Dad? (each and every weekend)

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    Thanks.

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    2. Are you going to work all thanksgiving weekends, Dad? (each and every weekend)
    1. What do you mean by 'each'? Do you mean 'each thanksgiving weekend'? Could you have left 'each' out and said 'every weekend'? What's the point of 'each'?

    What do these mean?
    1. He is going to work each Thanksgiving weekend.
    2. He is going to work every Thanksgiving weekend.
    3. He is going to work each and every Thanksgiving weekend.

    3. He is going to work (on) each and every Thanksgiving weekend. (Is 'on' optional here? Or does it have a different meaning when I don't use it and vice versa?)
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    Thanksgiving this year, and next year, and the year after that, and the year after that, and so on. Each individual Thanksgiving weekend, which total up to "every" Thanksgiving weekend.

    3. 'on' is optional.

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    Thanks.

    I still don't really get what do these mean?
    1. He is going to work each Thanksgiving weekend.
    2. He is going to work every Thanksgiving weekend.
    3. He is going to work each and every Thanksgiving weekend.

    Are these correct? If not, why?
    4. I still don't really get what do these mean?
    5. I still don't really get what these mean? (This is correct right?)
    6. What do these mean I sitll don't really get it? (This looks wrong, why? How can I repair it?)
    7. What these mean I sitll don't really get it?
    Last edited by jack; 30-Nov-2004 at 12:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Thanks.

    I still don't really get what do these mean?
    1. He is going to work each Thanksgiving weekend.
    2. He is going to work every Thanksgiving weekend.
    3. He is going to work each and every Thanksgiving weekend.
    You're welcome.

    each (individual); every (all); each and every (individual and all)

    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? If not, why?
    4. I still don't really get what do these mean?
    5. I still don't really get what these mean? (This is correct right?)
    6. What do these mean I sitll don't really get it? (This looks wrong, why? How can I repair it?)
    7. What these mean I sitll don't really get it?
    4. & 5. I really still don't get what these mean.
    6. What do these mean? I still don't get it/them.
    7. What these mean, I really still don't get.
    8. I really still don't get what these mean.

    Note, 'really' is synonymous with honestly.

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    each (individual)
    1. He is going to work each Thanksgiving weekend. (What do you mean by 'individual'?

    every (all)
    2. He is going to work every Thanksgiving weekend. (What do you mean by 'all'?)

    Do #1 and #2 mean the same thing? I don't realy get the difference in meaning between them. Could you give me an example for 'each' and 'every'? Thanks.

    What do these mean?
    9. I really still don't get what these mean.
    10. I really still don't get what do these mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    1. He is going to work each Thanksgiving weekend. (What do you mean by 'individual'?

    2. He is going to work every Thanksgiving weekend. (What do you mean by 'all'?)

    Do #1 and #2 mean the same thing? I don't really get the difference in meaning between them. Could you give me an example for 'each' and 'every'? Thanks.

    What do these mean?
    9. I really still don't get what these mean.
    10. I really still don't get what do these mean.
    I'll answer 9. and 10. and hopefully someone else will have a better way of explaining 1. and 2.

    9. is correct; 10. is incorrect.

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