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    All anybody

    What does it mean? Like in
    All anybody posted on it were pictures.

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    Re: All anybody

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova101 View Post
    What does it mean? Like in
    All anybody posted on it were pictures.
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    anybody means anyone. Also you can omit "all" because I think it doesn't add additional explanation I mean its not so important. Its sense to say:
    anyone posted on it were pictures.

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    Re: All anybody

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    No - the "all" is needed because it talks about what was posted - not figures, not black and white signs, all they posted were pictures.
    Thank you for your explanation.

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    Re: All anybody

    Quote Originally Posted by supernova101 View Post
    What does it mean? Like in
    All anybody posted on it were pictures.
    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********

    Hello, Supernova.

    (1) May I make two points?

    (2) First, I think (only my opinion) that your sentence would

    be easier to understand if you used that:

    All that anybody posted on it were pictures.

    Your sentence is basically: All were pictures.

    "that anybody posted on it" describes all:

    All (that anybody posted on it) / were (linking verb) / pictures.

    *****
    (2) Second, I think that some strict grammar books suggest that
    all = the only thing.

    So maybe some books would be more comfortable with:

    All that anybody posted on it was pictures. =

    The only thing that anybody posted on it was pictures.

    Thank you

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