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All

The main uses of ALL:
•  As an adjective, followed by a countable or uncountable noun:
all day for the entire day
all the people everybody, everyone
all men every man, every male
all three the 3 (people, things...)
all the time often, regularly
all the employees every employee, each employee
all his life for the duration of his life

•  As a pronoun:
All of the employees have to show up. Every employee must attend.
I met them all. I met every one (of them).
We are all ready to help you. Everybody here is ready to help you.
Is that all? (Would you like) anything else?
That will be all. I require nothing else, you can leave now, that's enough

Some expressions using All:
after all nevertheless; ultimately (Ex: He understood the joke, he's pretty smart after all.)
not at all not in any way (Ex: -Were you offended by my joke? -Not at all!)
anything at all absolutely anything, anything in any way (Ex: If you need anything at all, don't hesitate to call.)

•  As an adverb:
all alone completely alone (Ex: My parents left me all alone at the circus.)
all the more even more (Ex: He's all the more happy now that he's married.)
all but everything but, nearly, almost (Ex: She all but fell down, but she managed to stay on her feet.)


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