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    #1

    'all that' or 'all what'


    Hello,

    I just want to know which sentence is correct. Sometimes I got confused whether to say 'all that' or 'all what':


    All that she knows is that...
    or
    All what she knows is that...



    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: 'all that' or 'all what'

    The first one is correct. Note that neither is a sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: 'all that' or 'all what'

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post

    Hello,

    I just want to know which sentence is correct. Sometimes I got confused whether to say 'all that' or 'all what':


    All that she knows is that...
    or
    All what she knows is that...



    Thank you in advance.
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    Re: 'all that' or 'all what'

    Thank you so much. Of course, they are not complete sentences. I just wanted to make sure about the correct grammatical structure.
    Hence, is the pronoun 'all', in that case, should always be followed by "that" instead of "what"?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: 'all that' or 'all what'

    Quote Originally Posted by symaa View Post
    I just wanted to make sure about the correct grammatical structure.
    Hence, is the pronoun 'all', in that case, should always be followed by "that" instead of "what"?
    We hesitate to say 'always' and 'never' here. Whenever one of us does, somebody else is sure to find an exception to prove us wrong.

    In any case, 'that' can usually be omitted.

    'All I know about physics can be written on the back of a postage stamp.'

    'All we can do is pray.'

    'All they want for Christmas is their daddy to come home.'

    Rover

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    Re: 'all that' or 'all what'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We hesitate to say 'always' and 'never' here. Whenever one of us does, somebody else is sure to find an exception to prove us wrong.
    Indeed.

    A: Are you going to do all that work today?
    B: All what work?

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    Re: 'all that' or 'all what'

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: 'all that' or 'all what'

    symaa, you don't need to send your thanks in a separate message. Your click on the Like button is sufficient.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

    Rover

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