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    #1

    All of them donít like the movie.

    All of them donít like the movie.

    I wonder if this sentence means
    ĎNone of them likes the movieí or ĎSome of them like the movie, and some of them donítí.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    How could you get the second meaning from it?

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    #3

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    Thanks for your reply, Tdol.
    A reference book says that, but I doubt it. So I asked for your help.Do you mean the original sentence just means:None of them likes the movie
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    Thanks again.


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    #4

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    Also bear in mind that no native speaker would ever utter that original sentence. The same can be said, unfortunately, of many example sentences from textbooks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Also bear in mind that no native speaker would ever utter that original sentence. The same can be said, unfortunately, of many example sentences from textbooks.
    Thanks a lot, emsr.
    Do you mean that native speakers just say 'None of them likes the movie', but don't say 'All of them dont like the movie'?

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    #7

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    Yes- you could come up with a context where all of them could work, but it's not the natural choice.

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    #8

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    Also, starting a sentence with "All of them" is quite uncommon among native speakers. Most of us would say "They all like(d) the movie" and, in the negative, "None of them like(d) the movie".

    Did they like the movie?
    (Yes,) they all liked it.

    Did they like the movie?
    No, none of them liked it.
    No, they all hated it. (This is stronger than the preceding version.)

    Did they all like the movie?
    Not all of them. Some of them loved it! Some of them hated it!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    Also 'They all disliked it'.

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    #10

    Re: All of them donít like the movie.

    In North America one would say:

    "No one likes the movie."

    or in the past:

    "No one liked the movie."

    I believe in the UK it is still, "No-one"? Could somone confirm?

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