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    something or everything

    Why do we wait until it is too late before we build someone up after they have died?...
    Just once, instead of a gathering of death,1 would like to see a celebration of life, where stories are told, tears fall down,laughter rings out;and as the speaker pays his or her loving tribute, the person they are honoring rises from the chair and gives them a tight hug! Wouldn’t that be ___________!

    A. something B. everything

    The answer given is A. Does it sound natural?

    I find in a dictionary that "everything" can also mean "the most important thing". In that case, is B also right?

    By the way, what does the bold "they" refer to? Does it refer to the singular form of "the speaker"?

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    Re: something or everything

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Why do we wait until it is too late before we build someone up after they have died?...
    Just once, instead of a gathering of death,1 would like to see a celebration of life, where stories are told, tears fall down,laughter rings out;and as the speaker pays his or her loving tribute, the person they are honoring rises from the chair and gives them a tight hug! Wouldn’t that be ___________!

    A. something B. everything

    The answer given is A. Does it sound natural? Yes

    I find in a dictionary that "everything" can also mean "the most important thing". In that case, is B also right? No

    By the way, what does the bold "they" refer to? Does it refer to the singular form of "the speaker"? It refers to all of the people at the gathering.

    Thanks!

    Jason
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    #3

    Re: something or everything

    What does "something" mean here? When can we use "everything"?
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    Jason

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    #4

    Re: something or everything

    It means "Wouldnt that be something special/remarkable/'awesome', etc.
    Look at this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmiF3AH1GR8

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