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  1. aznrib
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    Using "all" after adjective

    Hi everyone, I have one quick question.
    By saying this:
    "arguments/debates all have to come to some type of mutual ground"

    Does this imply that all arguments and debates have come to some type of mutual ground or not all arguments/debates all have come to some type of mutual ground.

    Long story short is my friend and I were having a heated debate something something random and he said arguments/debates all have to come to some type of mutual ground. I said not all and he said he never said all. He says "adjectives put reference to the words after them...not before...with that said..."all" was AFTER "arguments/debates""

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    Re: Using "all" after adjective

    IMHO the statement "arguments/debates all have to come to some type of mutual ground" implies that all arguments and debates have come to some type of mutual ground. However to make this clear I would have stated it "All arguments/debates have to come to some type of mutual ground"

    But tell us, what is really going on between you and your friend?

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