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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2015     Views: 2

All is usually followed by a plural noun and verb.

e.g.: All were surprised to see him

All his fans screamed when he came out on stage.

Every is a singular word so it is used with a singular verb.

e.g.: Every person in this room is curious about the experiment.

Whole means complete or entire.

e.g.: I can sleep the whole day.

He can eat the whole cake.

Every, all, and whole can be used with time words.

e.g.: The baby slept for the whole eight hours.

The bus arrives every ten minutes.

I spend all walking hours in the office.


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