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    everything I do, .....

    1. "Everything I do, I do it for you."

    2. "I do everything for you."

    3. "I'll do everything for you."

    4. "I will do everything for you."

    5. "I shall do everything for you."

    Any difference among 1-5? Please explain your answer.

    Thanks


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    Re: everything I do, .....

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    1. "Everything I do, I do [it] for you."

    'it' sounds out of place for though 'everything' is grammatically singular, it is notionally plural.

    "Everything I do, I do [it all] for you."

    "Everything I do, I do [these things] for you."

    2. "I do everything for you."

    Numbers 1 & 2 talk of an already established routine/habit.

    3. "I'll do everything for you."

    4. "I will do everything for you."

    5. "I shall do everything for you."

    Numbers 3, 4 & 5 point to a promise made for the future. #3 is what would be the normal neutral for speech, #4 could illustrate a more emphatic statement and #5, with shall being rather uncommon, it could be even more emphatic, a la, MacArthur's famous, "I shall return".

    Any difference among 1-5? Please explain your answer.

    Thanks
    I don't want to leave anyone with the impression that my ideas represent the only nuances. There could be others. Language has to serve an awfully large number of meanings/nuances.

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    Re: everything I do, .....

    Hi RD.

    Numbers 1 & 2 talk of an already established routine/habit.

    1. Can employees talk to their boss, "we do everything for you or the company"?

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