Whole & All

She spent the ____ time talking about something else.


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blacknomi

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With Plural Nouns:
They have different meanings:

All exams were affected. = Every exam was affected.
Whole exams were affected. = This doesn't mean that every exam was affected, but that some were affected completely.


I'll be glad if you can offer one more example. :wink:
 

Francois

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Whole careers have been ruined as a result of the scandal.
All careers have their ups and downs.

FRC
 

blacknomi

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Francois said:
Whole careers have been ruined as a result of the scandal.
All careers have their ups and downs.

FRC

All careers- all walks of life
whole careers- for me, it sounds the same with 'all careers'. :?
 

Francois

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All careers = every career, no one excepted.
Whole careers = the entire career of some individuals.

In the first case, everybody is impacted. In the second, only a few people are, but they're crushed.

FRC
 

blacknomi

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My whole careers are just a joke.
All my careers is a joke.


Yike! They sound just the same. :?
I'm slow today. (wicked snicker back)
 

Francois

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As a rule, one has only one career -- but it is possible to have several, say, if you have several majors and change job.
Thus, more common would be 'my whole career is just a joke" (= my entire career).

FRC
 

nosayr

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i guess after "all" should come "of" and after "whole" should come a noun..

whats ur opinion ?
 

RonBee

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All with "of":
All of the pie was eaten.
All without "of":
All pies are made to be eaten.

~R
 

chtylmz

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we can use whole if we would already use the..such>>the whole school..
but we should put 'the' after 'all' ,if all is used such>>all the classrooms..
then the answer seems to be 'whole'
...
 
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RonBee

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You can say she spent the whole time talking or she spent all the time talking. Or you can say she talks all the time.
;-)

~R
 

Tdol

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Exactly right, Chtylmz. ;-)
 

Epica

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oh

what the different between all and whole


for me i know all but its first time i hear about whole ...
 
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Fleur de mort

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Can I use any one of : all or whole??
I can't discrimination


what is the different
 

nguyenhung75

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All + Noun/Phrase
All + Of + The ...
All + Of + Pronoun
The + whole (as an adj) + Noun

Am I right? :)
 

RonBee

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All + Noun/Phrase
All + Of + The ...
All + Of + Pronoun
The + whole (as an adj) + Noun

Am I right? :)

That looks good to me. :)

(Say: "What is the difference?")

~R
 

shining truth

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I beleive:
All is a modified article normally of comes after it.

Whole is an adjective.


But still the meaning is not understood by us.

So we need more exaplainations.

Waitings my guys
 

maggie wu

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cool_boy

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my teacher had said me "There isn't difference between all and whole, they are synonym" so i didnt understand that .. may some1 explain that?
 
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