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    #1

    She read the entire series last month.

    Which of the following is more natural? I would go for the first one. Yet, I don't understand why we can't use the latter.

    1. She read the entire series last month.
    2. She read the all series last month.

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    #2

    Re: She read the entire series last month.

    Not a teacher.



    She read the all series last month
    We should say: She read all the series last month.





    entire:
    (used when you are emphasizing that the whole of something is involved) including everything, everyone or every part
    Synonym:whole

    The entire village was destroyed.
    I wasted an entire day on it.
    I have never in my entire life heard such nonsense!
    The disease threatens to wipe out the entire population.


    So in my opinion, entire is not appropriate to be used here.

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    #3

    Re: She read the entire series last month.

    'Entire' is fine.

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    #4

    Re: She read the entire series last month.

    "All the series" doesn't work for me. A "series" is one thing. You wouldn't say "all the movie."

    But "the entire series" is most natural.

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    #5

    Re: She read the entire series last month.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "All the series" doesn't work for me. A "series" is one thing. You wouldn't say "all the movie."
    I thought of a sentece as the following:
    In the special class for gifted young of USTC(University of Science and Technology of China) , all the students are very intellectual.


    I think that a student is different from another student,
    similarly in fact a serie is different from anothe serie, then why can "series" be regarded as one thing?
    I really cannot understand it.

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    Re: She read the entire series last month.

    The word "serie" was marked obsolete in the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary.

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