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    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    all and everything

    Could you tell me the differences between "all" and "everything"? Are there any rules to use them? Thank you in advance.


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    #2

    Re: all and everything

    Could you give us some examples of how you would use them?


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    #3

    Re: all and everything

    The point is that I have no problems using either of them, but I've been asked when to use one or the other, and I have no idea how to answer.
    Aren't there any grammar rules? Thanks.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: all and everything

    Quote Originally Posted by lucia View Post
    The point is that I have no problems using either of them, but I've been asked when to use one or the other, and I have no idea how to answer.
    Aren't there any grammar rules? Thanks.

    All that I am aware of is that everything is relative.

    All =
    predeterminer & determiner 1 the whole quantity or extent of 2 any whatever: all knowledge. 3 the greatest possible
    Everything:
    pronoun 1 all things, or all the things of a group or class. 2 the most important thing or aspect: money isn’t everything. 3 the current situation; life in general

    Confusion seems to arise when "all" is used as a pronoun = "The members were polled and all were in favour"

    All =
    pronoun everything or everyone.


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
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    Re: all and everything

    Thanks a lot

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