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    kadioguy is offline Key Member
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    All I see is/are problems

    a. All I see is problems.
    b. All I see are problems.


    Which one is correct in grammar?

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    Re: All I see is/are problems

    Google hits:
    a. 32,800
    b. 14,900

    So, both seem to be correct and quite common.

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    Re: All I see is/are problems

    Quote Originally Posted by AirbusA321 View Post
    Google hits:
    a. 32,800
    b. 14,900

    So, both seem to be correct and quite common.
    Finding many examples of a usage on the web is not evidence that it's correct. You'll find millions of examples of mangled English online.

    In this case, I agree that the singular and plural are both OK.
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    Re: All I see is/are problems

    "All is inherently singular, so "All I see is problems" is correct.

    "All I want is two stiff drinks", not. "All I want are two stiff drinks."
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Jun-2017 at 23:14. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: All I see is/are problems

    In Dictionary.com:

    all pronoun

    1. the whole quantity or amount:
    He ate all of the peanuts.
    All are gone.


    2. the whole number; every one:
    all of us.

    3. everything:
    Is that all you want to say?
    All is lost.


    Which explanation fits my sentence?

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