A Practical English Grammar by A. J. Thomson

By A. J. Thomson

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Both take a singular verb. The possessive adjective is his/her/its. e. we say Everyone is ready instead of All the people are ready. There is no difference between everyone and everybody. e. we say Everything has been wasted instead of All the things have been wasted. The expressions all (the) people, all (the) things are possible when followed by a phrase or clause: All the people in the room clapped. I got all the things you asked/or. Otherwise they are rarely used. ) 47 both both means 'one and the other'.

Surely is normally placed at the beginning or end, though it can also be , next to the verb. It is used chiefly in questions: Surely you could pay £1 ? You could pay £1, surely? Note that though the adjectives sure and certain mean more or less the same, the adverbs differ in meaning. certainly - definitely: He was certainly there; there is no doubt about it. But surely indicates that the speaker is not quite sure that the statement which follows is true. He thinks it is, but wants reassurance.

He became so suspicious that … So suspicious did he become that … Note also that a second negative verb in a sentence can sometimes be expressed by nor with inversion: He had no money and didn't know anyone he could borrow from. He had no money, nor did he know anyone he could borrow from. g. ) A Practical English Grammar 43 5 all, each, every, both, neither, either, some, any, no, none 46 all, each, every, everyone, everybody, everything (for all and each, see also 48) A all compared to every Technically, all means a number of people or things considered as a group while every means a number of people or things considered individually.

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