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    All the water - is/ are?

    When we talk of all, some, none, we follow the of phrase rule, right?\

    Then what about if we remove the 'of' especially in the case of All? Will it automatically take a plural verb?

    Example:
    All the water is?
    All the water are?

    But I'm pretty sure that the phrase ' All the wines are ' is correct.

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    #2

    Re: All the water - is/ are?

    All the water is
    All of the water is
    All the water are
    All of the water are

    Wines can be used as there are different kinds and makers of wine.

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    #3

    Re: All the water - is/ are?

    But without the of phrase, ALL will take a plural verb except for the water?
    Thank you. :)

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    Re: All the water - is/ are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yura Reiri View Post
    But without the of phrase, ALL will take a plural verb except for the water?
    Thank you. :)
    No, "all the milk", "all the wine", "all the tea", etcetera.

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    #5

    Re: All the water - is/ are?

    All the water is is correct. Water is uncountable, as a result the verb BE should be third person singular in this case.
    All the wines are is fine, because in this case you're using wines meaning all types of wines: i.e.

    All Californian wines are quite fruity.

    but you also say.

    All of Kevin's wine is gone. (uncountable).

    The same applies to some uncountable nouns which may take a plural form such as cheese(s) food(s), etc...

    Hope it's clear.
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    Re: All the water - is/ are?

    Oh. Thank you.

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    Re: All the water - is/ are?

    Thank you.

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