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    #1

    some or all

    Can one say:
    1-Being against armies is not enough. One has to be against all armies. Some people are only against the armies of
    their enemies!

    instead of:
    2-Being against some armies is not enough. One has to be against all armies. Some people are only against the armies of their enemies!


    Can one say:
    3-Opposing armies is not enough. One has to oppose all armies. Some people are only against the armies of their
    enemies!

    instead of:
    4-Opposing some armies is not enough. One has to opposeall armies. Some people are only against the armies of their
    enemies!

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: some or all

    Can one say:
    1-Being against armies is not enough. One has to be against all armies. Some people are only against the armies of
    their enemies!
    instead of:
    2-Being against some armies is not enough. One has to be against all armies. Some people are only against the armies of their enemies!
    Can one say:
    3-Opposing armies is not enough. One has to oppose all armies. Some people are only against the armies of their
    enemies!
    instead of:
    4-Opposing some armies is not enough. One has to opposeall armies. Some people are only against the armies of their enemies!


    The "some" is necessary for making your point. Without it, the contrast between only opposing certain armies, and opposing all armies, is lost.

    not a teacher

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