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    What is the difference between "all" and "whole"

    I need to learn what is the difference between "all" and "whole".
    would you help me?

  1. matilda
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    Wink Re: What is the difference between "all" and "whole"

    hi.
    according to webster:

    all: 1.the whole amount, quantity, or extend of 2.as much as possioble 3. every member or individual component of 4. the whole number of 5. every/ any whatever/ nothing but/ only 6. entirely


    whole: 1.healthy/unhurt/entire//intact 2. physically sound and healthy


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    Re: What is the difference between "all" and "whole"

    Hi,
    It's a complex question, Mehmetali. Here's from Michael Swan:
    "All and whole can both be used with singular nouns to mean complete.
    J. spent all (of) the summer at home.
    J. spent the whole summer at home.
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    All is not generally used before indefinite articles.
    She's eaten a whole loaf.
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    With most uncountable nouns we prefer all (of).
    I've drunk all (of) the milk."
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    Sorry, I 'm short of time and can't type more. If you've got M.Swan's Practical English Usage (I strongly recommend the book) it's page 34.

    Regards

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