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    all vs each

    a. We gave them all ten dollars.
    b. We gave ten dollars to all of them.

    Don't these sentences mean two things?

    1. Each of them was given ten dollars.
    2. A total sum of ten dollars was given to the whole group.

    Is there an unambiguous way to express the second idea naturally?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: all vs each

    We divided ten dollars (equally) among them.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.


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