English grammar (See all our English grammar tips)
At allAt all means 'in any way' or 'of any type':
Is Bob helpful at all? Does Bob help in any way?
Can I help you at all? Can I help you somehow?
Do you play golf at all? Do you play golf sometimes?
In negative sentences, this corresponds to 'not in any way' or 'absolutely not':
Do you smoke? Not at all. Do you smoke? Absolutely not!
Here are some of the most common uses:
Anything at all Absolutely anything.
Anybody at all Anyone, it doesn't matter who.
Anywhere at all In any place whatsoever.
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