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    could be fired

    a. We could all be fired tomorrow.
    b. We could each be fired tomorrow.
    c. Every one of us could be fired tomorrow.

    d. All of us could be fired tomorrow.
    e. Each of us could be fired tomorrow.


    Which of the above mean
    1. Any of us could be fired tomorrow
    and which mean
    2. Maybe we will all be fired together tomorrow
    ?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: could be fired

    None of them mean 2. because there's no suggestion in the sentences that they could be fired together.
    I'd say that any number of them being fired is subsumed under all the sentence a - e. You could make this clearer by saying "Any or all of us could be fired tomorrow."

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