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    #1

    All this or all these

    I read a book where I find a sentence that I don't agree.

    (I am telling you all this so that you can decide what to do.)

    It should be all these instead so all this. Am I right?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: All this or all these

    Not necessarily. What is the context?

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    Re: All this or all these

    "All this" usually means "all of this stuff" whether we're talking about words or information or physical items.

    1. I bought all this yesterday at a jumble sale.
    2. It only cost me 25 for all this.
    3. I'm telling you all this so you don't make the same mistake again.

    In 1 and 2, it's "all this stuff". In 3, it's "all this information". You can say "all these things" in 1 and 2 without changing the meaning. You could say "all these things" in 3 but, in my opinion, it's not necessary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: All this or all these

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Not necessarily. What is the context?
    It is an individual sentence example in a grammar book talking about the usage of "so that ". No context at all.

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    Re: All this or all these

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    It is an individual sentence example in a grammar book talking about the usage of "so that ". No context at all.
    It's perfectly fine as an example sentence. See my post #3 for my opinion on "all this".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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