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    Is these three sentences right?

    All young have car
    Every young has car

    There is dirt over all


    A friend of mine asked me if these 3 sentences are right.
    In my opinion, the first two are wrong, but I'm not able to explain why. I just feel that something is missing.

    As far as I know, the third one is a incomplete sentence. It doesn't explain WHERE the dirt is.

    So guys, can any of you people help me with this?

    Thank you all in advance.. x)

    Sorry if I've done any mistake in this post...
    Feel free to amend or correct any of my posts. I'd really appreciate that by the way.

    (This is my first post here... so hello all! :D)

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    Re: Is these three sentences right?

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hello

    All young have a car.
    Every young has a car.
    There is dirt over all.


    I believe they are okay now.
    Let's see what the other members will say

    Cheers!

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    Re: Is these three sentences right?

    Quote Originally Posted by DSoldier View Post

    All young have car
    All young people have a car.

    Every young has car
    Every young person has a car.

    There is dirt over all

    There is dirt over everything! ("all" doesn't work)
    There is dirt over all my clothes. OK

    Be careful when using adjectives as nouns. In most cases, they only make sense with the definite article:
    "The young have poor manners."
    "The young like driving fast cars."
    But it's still far more common to say "Young people ..."

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