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{all}{all of}{the whole of} the book/water Options
Reiko07
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:29:57 PM

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(1) All of the book is boring.
(2) All the book is boring.
(3) The whole of the book is boring.

(4) All of the water is dirty.
(5) All the water is dirty.
(6) The whole of the water is dirty.

Questions: Which are correct? Which sound idiomatic?
thar
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2021 3:47:45 PM

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The whole book.... /the entire book...
All the water /all of the water


Plural:
All the books were.....
Reiko07
Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2021 4:12:30 PM

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Thanks, thar.

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