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    #1

    to be in vain/to be vain

    Hi,
    Are the sentences below correct, if yes, do they mean the same?

    1. Her all effort was in vain.
    2. Her all effort was vain.

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    #2

    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    All of her efforts were in vain.

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    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    Hi,
    Are the sentences below correct? If yes, do they mean the same?

    1. Her all effort was in vain.
    2. Her all effort was vain.
    Neither sentence is correct. The start should be "All [of] her effort ...". If you mean that there was no meaningful result from her efforts, then it's "... were in vain" ("were" needs to match "efforts"). "Vain" as an adjective has a different meaning. Have you checked it in a dictionary?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    I’m sorry I’ve made a mistake in a dictionary was an example:
    1. “All her effort was in vain” <- is it ok?

    So I understand that correct will be the following sentences, too:
    2. All of her efforts were in vain.
    3. All of her effort was in vain.
    ?

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    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    All 3 are correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    All of her efforts were in vain.
    Can I say " Her all efforts were gone in vain"?
    "In sandy soil, when deep you delve, you reach the springs below; The more you learn, the freer streams of wisdom flow." - Thiruvalluvar

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    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    No. "Her all efforts" is wrong. It's "All her efforts" or "all of her efforts". "Gone" is unnecessary too. We have given the natural and grammatical way of saying it already.
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    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    And I have one more question:

    "All our efforts produced no results" <- an example from my dictionary

    or "All of our efforts produced no results" will be correct?

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    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    And I have one more question:

    "All our efforts produced no results" <- an example from my dictionary

    or "All of our efforts produced no results" will be correct?
    I've read all one more time and I already know now that all the sentences above are correct.

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    #10

    Re: to be in vain/to be vain

    Your dictionary may call these sentences correct, but I don't find them to be natural. I would say:

    "None of our efforts produced any results."

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