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[ɔːl]
grammar word summary: All can be: ■ a determiner: All children deserve encouragement. ■ a pronoun: I want to invite all of you. ♦ We can all relax. ■ an adverb: Bernard was all alone in a strange city.
1) the whole of an amount, thing, situation, or period of time
Have you spent all your money?[/ex]
There's no cake left. They've eaten it all.[/ex]
I've been awake all night worrying.[/ex]
You can't blame it all on David.[/ex]
Oh, look, you spilt it all over the carpet.[/ex]
Make sure that all of the equipment has been checked.[/ex]
2) every person or thing
We all enjoyed the party.[/ex]
No one can solve all these problems.[/ex]
All seven astronauts were killed in the explosion.[/ex]
I want all of you to listen carefully.[/ex]
Not all lawyers have large incomes.[/ex]
We play all kinds of music – rock, reggae, jazz, even classical.[/ex]
3) used for emphasizing something
I'm all in favour of giving children more freedom.[/ex]
Now we're going to be late, and it's all because of you.[/ex]
The exam season is so stressful – I'll be glad when it's all over (= completely finished).[/ex]
4) used for saying that there is nothing more than what you are mentioning
Just three pounds – that's all I've got left.[/ex]
All we can do is sit and wait.[/ex]
I wasn't interfering. I was just trying to help, that's all.[/ex]
all along — during the whole time that something is happening[/ex]
Mary knew all along what I was planning to do.[/ex]
all but — almost[/ex]
The job is all but finished.[/ex]
all in all — used for showing that you are considering every aspect of something[/ex]
All in all, I think it has been a very successful conference.[/ex]
all of a sudden; all at once — very suddenly[/ex]
All of a sudden there was a knock at the door.[/ex]
first/best/most etc of all — before anything else/better than anything else/more than anything else etc[/ex]
First of all, I want to welcome our guest speaker.[/ex]
His music was the thing he loved most of all.[/ex]
for all sth — despite something[/ex]
For all its faults, she loved the city.[/ex]
for all I know/carespoken used for saying that even if something was true, you would not know/care about it[/ex]
He might be a murderer, for all we know.[/ex]
go all out — to use all your energy, strength, and determination in order to achieve something[/ex]
in all; all told — when the whole of an amount or number is included[/ex]
In all, there are over 120 languages spoken in London's schools.[/ex]
not all that good/bad/big etc — used for saying that something is not very good/bad/big etc[/ex]
I didn't finish the book - it wasn't all that interesting.[/ex]
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  • all — [ ɔl ] function word, quantifier *** All can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by an uncountable or plural noun): They had given up all hope. All children deserve encouragement. as a predeterminer (followed by a word such… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • all — (ôl) adj. 1. Being or representing the entire or total number, amount, or quantity: »All the windows are open. Deal all the cards. See Synonyms at WHOLE(Cf. ↑whole). 2. Constituting, being, or representing the total extent or the whole: »all… …   Word Histories

  • All — All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this word …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All — All, n. The whole number, quantity, or amount; the entire thing; everything included or concerned; the aggregate; the whole; totality; everything or every person; as, our all is at stake. [1913 Webster] Death, as the Psalmist saith, is certain to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All to — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All-to — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All — All. Aller, alle, alles, ein Wort, welches in den meisten Fällen den Begriff der Allgemeinheit ausdrucket, und in dreyerley Gestalt üblich ist. I. * Als ein Umstandswort, welches dessen ursprüngliche Gestalt ist, der Zahl, Menge und innern Stärke …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • all — ► PREDETERMINER & DETERMINER 1) the whole quantity or extent of: all her money. 2) any whatever: he denied all knowledge. 3) the greatest possible: with all speed. ► PRONOUN ▪ everything or everyone. ► ADVERB 1) complete …   English terms dictionary

  • all — [ôl] adj. [ME al, all < OE eal < IE * al no s < base * al , * ol , beyond, exceeding > L ultra] 1. the whole extent or quantity of [all New England, all the gold] 2. the entire number of [all the men went] 3. every one of [all men… …   English World dictionary

  • All — All, a. [OE. al, pl. alle, AS. eal, pl. ealle, Northumbrian alle, akin to D. & OHG. al, Ger. all, Icel. allr. Dan. al, Sw. all, Goth. alls; and perh. to Ir. and Gael. uile, W. oll.] 1. The whole quantity, extent, duration, amount, quality, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all — 1. all or all of. All can be used before singular or plural nouns, and of is not needed except before pronouns standing alone (all human life / all the time / all children / all tickets / all of them / all you people). The construction with of is …   Modern English usage


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