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    #1

    in all

    Dear teacher,
    could you help me with the following sentence:

    "In all the continent of Africa it is unlikely that more than 3000 African wild dogs hunt across the savannah."

    I cannot understand to which part of the sentence the words "in all" refer. Do they refer to the continent or to the wild dogs. The thing that confuses me is that after "in all" there is "the", so may be they refer to the number of the dogs.

    Thank you in advance for your assistance.


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    Re: in all

    Throughout/In all of Africa, it is unlikely that more than 3000 African wild dogs hunt across the savannah."
    (Note the omitted comma in your original).

    This could also be written:

    "In all of the continent of Africa, it is unlikely that more than 3000 African wild dogs hunt across the savannah."

    or shortened to your original:
    In all the continent of Africa, it is unlikely that more than 3000 African wild dogs hunt across the savannah."

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