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    meet - meets

    Hi ! I was watching the movie "Maleficent", using the subtitles for I'm not a native English speaker, when I saw : "Listen well, all of you. The princess shall indeed grow in grace and beauty, beloved by all who meet her" and I must say that something disturbed me in this part of the sentence : "beloved by all who meet her" ! I now wonder why, with the pronoun "all", meet was used instead of meets. Was that a mistake ?

    Thank you :)

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    When we use "everyone/everybody", we treat it as singular. When we use "all", we use it as if it is "all of them/all of the people", so we treat it as plural.

    Everyone likes pizza.
    Everybody likes pizza.
    We all like pizza.
    They all like pizza.
    All who eat pizza like it. (Unnatural sentences, just used for demonstration.)
    Pizza is liked by all who eat it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

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    Thanks for replying ! May I also ask, do we use "All is" or "All are" ?
    Thanks again !

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    #4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelito View Post
    Thanks for replying! Unnecessary

    May I also ask, do we use "All is" or "All are"?
    Thanks again!Unnecessary
    There is no need to write a post to say "Thank you". Simply click on the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. Also note that we do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.

    Since I said in post #2 that we treat "all" as plural, which do you think is appropriate - "is" or "are"?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-Oct-2014 at 16:48.
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    #5

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    Alright, I understand ahah. I see, in French we do put a space before them. Do all the English people not put that space or it is only the American or the British one. Now that you've told me twice that it's treated as a plural, it has to be "All are" ^^

    I may have figured something. It might be like in French:

    All the cake is eaten.
    All the cakes are eaten.

    What's left? All is gone.
    Where are the people? All are gone.

    Have I actually figured something out ahah?
    Last edited by Aelito; 25-Oct-2014 at 17:27.

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    #6

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    You have put a space before every question mark in your last post. Please click on "Edit Post" and remove those spaces before we continue. The punctuation rule is the same in every variant of English.

    While you're editing your post, you will want to put a full stop at the end of those other sentences too. And capitalise the word "French".
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    #7

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    'All' can sometimes take 'is' when it means 'everything'.
    "All is forgiven."
    "All is vanity."

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    #8

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    emsr2d2, as you've requested, I corrected my mistakes. Thanks to pay so much attention to the way I write, it means much to me.
    Thanks Raymott! I'll remember that when it means "Everything" it takes its singular form. Is it the same for "Everyone" like : "All hates being lonely" meaning that "Everybody (or Every one) hates being lonely" ?

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelito View Post
    Thanks Raymott! I'll remember that when it means "Everything" it takes its singular form. Is it the same for "Everyone" like : "All hates being lonely" meaning that "Everybody (or Every one) hates being lonely" ?
    In that example, it's unnatural. If you start a sentence with "all" to mean "everybody", it's usually followed by "who".

    I would write your example sentence as "All who are lonely, hate it/hate the feeling".
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    #10

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    I now understand. :)
    Last edited by Aelito; 25-Oct-2014 at 17:50. Reason: Too many thank you, again.

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