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prince
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:35:54 AM
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a)You all were very encouraging to me

b) You were all very encouraging to me

Which one is correct?

Thank you
Prince
Jagadeesh Bangalore
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:11:44 AM

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prince wrote:
a)You all were very encouraging to me

b) You were all very encouraging to me

Which one is correct?

Thank you
Prince


To the best of my knowledge, both are not correct, at least not colloquially correct.

Perhaps the most appropriate way to express would be - "All of you were encouraging me very much"

Let's wait for others too ..


tunaafi
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:24:43 AM

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prince wrote:
a)You all were very encouraging to me

b) You were all very encouraging to me


Both are correct. The second is the more common.
moniquester
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:20:49 AM

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They are both correct. I think you would hear the first one more in the US, and the second more in Canada. But neither one is better than the other.
cstinsitu
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:33:40 AM
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Both are correct. In the Southern US, the first is used more.
Swami108
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:46:56 AM

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They both are correct.
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