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    #1

    can+all/each/every

    Are these sentences correct:



    1-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose, You can either take all of them or leave them.

    2-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose. You can either take every one of them or leave them.

    3-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose. You can either take each of them or leave them.


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    #2

    Re: can+all/each/every

    I'd say "It's all or nothing."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: can+all/each/every

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:



    1-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose, You can either take all of them or leave them.

    2-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose. You can either take every one of them or leave them.

    3-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose. You can either take each of them or leave them.
    Correct? Yes.

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    #4

    Re: can+all/each/every

    They are not grammatically incorrect, but I doubt if any native speaker would say any of them. I have made a few amendments:
    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    You can either take all of them or leave all of them .
    You can either take them all or leave them all.
    You can either take every one of them or leave them every one.
    You can either take each of them or leave them. (very unnatural)
    You can take either all or none.
    I still think Barb's suggestion ('It's all or nothing') is the most likely, with 'It's all or none' as an alternative.

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    #5

    Re: can+all/each/every

    It's "get rid of" not "off".

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    #6

    Re: can+all/each/every

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose, You can either take all of them or leave them.

    2-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose. You can either take every one of them or leave them.

    3-There are some books here I want to get rid off. You can take them but you can't pick and choose. You can either take each of them or leave them.
    There are some books here I want to get rid of. You can't pick and choose though. You can take all of them or none of them.

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    #7

    Re: can+all/each/every

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It's "get rid of" not "off".
    Oops. I didn't spot that.

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