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    He spilled all the milk

    Hi,


    He spilled all the milk. Correct
    He spilled the whole milk. Incorrect
    He spilled the whole of the milk. Correct

    Am I right?
    Last edited by Untaught88; 31-Oct-2015 at 19:28.

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    Re: He spilled all the milk

    Only the first one is correct.
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    Re: He spilled all the milk

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    "He spilled all the milk."

    "He spilled all of the milk."

    "He spilled the whole glass of milk."

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    #4

    Re: He spilled all the milk

    I am not a teacher.

    It doesn't have the same meaning, but, 'He spilled the whole milk' is possible.

    'He spilled the whole milk, not the skimmed milk'.

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    #5

    Re: He spilled all the milk

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Untaught:

    Post #4 raised a very interesting point!

    Mona: We need a cup of whole milk [nothing has been removed from the milk] and two cups of skim milk [the cream has been removed] for this recipe.

    Raul: OK. Here is a cup of ...

    Mona: Oh, no! You have spilled the [cup of] whole milk! Now I can't bake this delicious cake!

    Raul: Don't worry. I'll run to the supermarket and get some more whole milk.

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