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    "all" instead of "everybody, everyone"

    Hi everyone!

    The following sentence sounds odd to me:

    "after this all were happy"

    Can we live it like that or do we need to replace all with everyone/everybody or even something like "we all"?

    Thanks

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    Re: "all" instead of "everybody, everyone"

    Quote Originally Posted by meraviglioso View Post
    Hi everyone!

    The following sentence sounds odd to me:

    "After this all were happy."

    Can we live write/say it like that or do we need to replace "all" with "everyone/everybody" or even something like "we all"?

    Thanks.
    You need a comma after "After this". With the comma, it reads much better. If you use "everyone/everybody", you will need to use "was", not "were".

    After this, all were happy.
    After this, everyone was happy.
    After this, everybody was happy.
    After this, we were all happy.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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