Made in Blog

Política, curiosidades, notícias, entretenimento, blogosfera,

English grammar – All or whole

pronuncia de palavras

All and whole are determiners.

We use them before nouns and with other determiners to refer to a total number or complete set of things in a group.

Compare

All the cast had food poisoning. They were forced to cancel the show.

all + determiner + noun

The whole cast had food poisoning. They were forced to cancel the show.

determiner + whole + noun

All my family lives abroad. or My whole family lives abroad.

We often use all and the whole with of the:

She complains all of the time. or She complains the whole of the time.

We use a/an with whole but not with all:

I spent a whole day looking for that book and eventually found it in a little old bookshop on the edge of town.

Not: … all a day

 

All or whole for single entities

We use the whole or the whole of to refer to complete single things and events that are countable and defined:

The whole performance was disappointing from start to finish. (or The whole of the performance was disappointing …)

When we can split up a thing into parts, we can use either whole or all with the same meaning:

You don’t have to pay the whole (of the) bill at once.

You don’t have to pay all (of) the bill at once.

She ate the whole orange.

She ate all of the orange.

We often use the whole of with periods of time to emphasise duration:

We spent the whole (of the) summer at the beach.

(“All or whole ?” de English Grammar Today © Cambridge University Press.)

Cambridge

fevereiro 6, 2017 Posted by | Inglês | , , , , , , , , | Deixe um comentário

   

Karmas e DNA.

Direitos autorais: Fernanda vaz.

Academia New Star Fitness

A fine WordPress.com site

Gramofone Lunar

Músicas, Versos e Outras Histórias

baconostropicos

Documentário "Baco nos Trópicos"

relutante

leve contraste do sentimentalismo honorário

entregue a solidão

é oque me resta falar e oque me sobra sentir

RB Solutions

Soluções em informática, comunicação e tecnologia

Bora' para Ireland

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

sarahrosalie

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Suburban Wars

"Let's go for a drive, and see the town tonight"

Made in Blog

Política, curiosidades, notícias, entretenimento, blogosfera,

%d blogueiros gostam disto: