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    All is, all are

    My schedule are all full on weekdays. Would you like to make it on weekends?

    1. For the above sentence, I should use "all are" because weekdays are plural. Am I right?

    2. Is "schedule" singular/countable?

    3. Is "all are" reflecting "schedule" or " weekends"?

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    Re: All is, all are

    The subject of sentence 1 is schedule, which is singular. Therefore the verb should be is.

    Schedule is countable. For example, you may have several schedules: work, school, and other activities.
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    Re: All is, all are

    1. I hope May and her kids are all well.

    2. I hope all is well with you.

    For sentence 1, since May and her kids are plural, so it takes plural verb "are".

    For sentence 2, since "you" is single, so I use singular verb "is".

    Am I right?

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    Re: All is, all are

    You're right with the sentences, but not the logic; all = everything, which is why the verb is singular in the second.

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    Re: All is, all are

    'You' can also be plural, but you'd still say 'I hope all is well with you (all)'.

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    Re: All is, all are

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'You' can also be plural, but you'd still say 'I hope all is well with you (all)'.
    It means "all" will never go with plural verb because it means."everything".

    Am I right?

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    Re: All is, all are

    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 12-Oct-2017 at 06:03.
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    Re: All is, all are

    Student: Are my sentences correct?
    Teacher: All are incorrect.
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    Re: All is, all are

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    When 'all' means 'everything', it is singular.
    When 'all' means 'everybody', it is plural.
    I thought "everybody" is single?

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    Re: All is, all are

    It is.

    'Everybody is welcome.'

    'All are welcome.'

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