Sentences with All

First of all, let’s define what “all” means. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “all” can be an adjective, a pronoun, or an adverb.

  • As an adjective, “all” means “the whole quantity or extent of something.”
  • As a pronoun, “all” means “everything or everyone.”
  • As an adverb, “all” means “completely” or “wholly.”

If you are a non-native speaker looking to improve your language skills, this post will help write better sentences with all.


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Sentences with All

Now, let’s take a look at some examples of sentences with “all.”

  • All the people in the room stood up when the speaker entered. In this sentence, “all” is used as a determiner to describe the noun “people.” It means that every person in the room stood up.
  • All that glitters is not gold. In this sentence, “all” is used as a pronoun to mean “everything.” The sentence means that not everything that looks valuable or attractive is actually valuable or attractive.
  • She ate all of the cake. In this sentence, “all” is used as a determiner to describe the noun “cake.” It means that she ate the entire cake.
  • All of the students passed the exam. In this sentence, “all” is used as a determiner to describe the noun “students.” It means that every student passed the exam.
  • He gave all his money to charity. In this sentence, “all” is used as a pronoun to mean “everything.” It means that he gave all of the money he had to charity.
  • All is fair in love and war. In this sentence, “all” is used as a pronoun to mean “everything.” The sentence means that anything is acceptable in the pursuit of love or victory in war.
  • All the guests at the party enjoyed themselves. In this sentence, “all” is used as a determiner to describe the noun “guests.” It means that every guest at the party enjoyed themselves.
  • She was all alone in the house. In this sentence, “all” is used as an adverb to mean “completely.” It means that she was completely alone in the house.
  • He gave it his all in the race. In this sentence, “all” is used as a pronoun to mean “everything.” It means that he gave everything he had in the race.
  • All things considered, it was a good day. In this sentence, “all” is used as a pronoun to mean “everything.” The sentence means that when everything is taken into account, it was a good day.
  • All of us are going to the concert. In this sentence, “all” is used as a determiner to describe the pronoun “us.” It means that every person in the group is going to the concert.
  • He worked all night to finish the project. In this sentence, “all” is used as an adverb to mean “completely.” It means that he worked completely through the night to finish the project.
  • All of the books on the shelf are mine. In this sentence, “all” is used as a determiner to describe the noun “books.” It means that every book on the shelf belongs to the speaker.
  • She tried all the keys in the lock. In this sentence, “all” is used as a determiner to describe the noun “keys.” It means that she tried every key in the lock.
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