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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    all (of the) + noun

    All flowers are beautiful. (= al flowers in general)
    All (of) the flowers in this garden are beautiful. (= a particular group of flowers)

    Peter can't stop talking. He talks all the time. <= in my textbook it is said that only "all the time" is correct. Why? Why is it impossible to say "all time" or "all of the time"? It sounds weird to me, but... from a grammatical point of view... I don't understand why is can not be used as well.

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    Re: all (of the) + noun

    I'd use 'all of the time' for a specific occasion, rather than being generally talkative.

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    Re: all (of the) + noun

    Aha... :)
    Thank you!!

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    Re: all (of the) + noun

    You're welcome.

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