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    What does all in It all started last night mean?

    Dr. Jones is examining Alex. He has a bad stomachache.

    Dr. Jones: Good morning. What's the problem?
    Alex: I have a terrible stomachache, doctor.
    Dr. Jones: I see. When did it start?
    Alex: It all started last night.
    What part of speech is all: a pronoun, an adverb, or a determiner? And what does it mean in this context?
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    Re: What does all in It all started last night mean?

    It is a pronoun. Its antecedent is understood to be the situation/story (leading to the stomachache) that began last night. It all = the whole situation/story.

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    Re: What does all in It all started last night mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It is a pronoun.
    Thanks for the answer! And what part of speech is all?

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    Re: What does all in It all started last night mean?

    You changed your question after I responded. Please don't do that.It made it seem that I had not read your question correctly.

    I'd say that 'all' was a determiner.

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