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    #1

    All the vs All of the

    Hi,

    I always keep getting confused about the usage of "all of". I felt like going with v1 here, but a quick google search indicated that "all of " can only be used before pronouns.

    V1. I created pitch books for all of the shortlisted opportunities
    V2. I created pitch books for all shortlisted opportunities

    Please advise.

    Regards,

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    #2

    Re: All the vs All of the

    Quote Originally Posted by cashish11 View Post
    Hi,

    I always keep getting confused about the usage of "all of". I felt like going with v1 here, but a quick google search indicated that "all of " can only be used before pronouns.

    V1. I created pitch books for all of the shortlisted opportunities
    V2. I created pitch books for all shortlisted opportunities

    Please advise.

    Regards,
    They are correct and equivalent.

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    Re: All the vs All of the

    Thanks Mike.

    Can you please help me with another query regarding the usage of 'the'. Which of the following sentences sounds better?

    1) I created pitch books for all shortlisted opportunities
    2) I created pitch books for all the shortlisted opportunities

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    #4

    Re: All the vs All of the

    Quote Originally Posted by cashish11 View Post
    Thanks Mike.

    Can you please help me with another query regarding the usage of 'the'. Which of the following sentences sounds better?

    1) I created pitch books for all shortlisted opportunities
    2) I created pitch books for all the shortlisted opportunities
    [not Mike]
    They still mean the same in this context, because the shortlisted opportunities have been identified. In another context, they would be different.
    1. "I provided food for all the children."
    2. "I provided food for all children."
    Sentence 2 is impossible, unless you're Bill Gates. But you can provide food for "all the children" if it's known which subset of children you mean.

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    Re: All the vs All of the

    Thanks Raymott! :)

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    #6

    Re: All the vs All of the

    V1. I created pitch books for all of the shortlisted opportunities.
    V2. I created pitch books for all shortlisted opportunities.

    Please advise.
    I advise you to end all sentences with a punctuation mark. No sentence is correct without one.

    Additionally, whilst your appreciation is welcome there is no need to write a new post simply to say thank you. Just click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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