5.all us young sinners

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And he held out his arms to all us young sinners there on the mourner’s bench.(from a Chinese magazine)My question is after" all", can "of" be omitted?Thanks a lot!
 

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And he held out his arms to all us young sinners there on the mourner’s bench.(from a Chinese magazine)My question is after" all", can "of" be omitted?Thanks a lot!
There's no 'of' after 'all' to be omitted in your example.
You mean, "Shouldn't there by an 'of' after 'all'?", or "Can you omit 'of' from 'all of us'?"
"All us sinners" sounds very colloquial, and might be representing the speech of a regional dialect.

I'd definitely suggest adding 'of' after 'all' in your example, or in the case of "all of us", leaving it there.
 

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There's no 'of' after 'all' to be omitted in your example.
You mean, "Shouldn't there by an 'of' after 'all'?", or "Can you omit 'of' from 'all of us'?"
"All us sinners" sounds very colloquial, and might be representing the speech of a regional dialect.

I'd definitely suggest adding 'of' after 'all' in your example, or in the case of "all of us", leaving it there.
accepting your view,Thanks!
 

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I have a feeling that the phrase 'all us young sinners' comes from a childrens' hymn (not that I know of such a hymn - it just has the right slightly archaic ring).

b

PS ... and the right Sunday school belief that until you emerged from the Confessional Box for the first time, with a whiter than white soul, your soul just got blacker and blacker.
 
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