What is the difference between "and all" & "and everything"?

Is that just "all vs everything"? I am reading The Catcher in the Rye. I think I got the nuance of that expression, but I would like to get an explicit explanation.

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    Please give the complete sentence. The answer depends on context. Jul 5, 2015 at 19:27

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Depending on the context, the two words can be used interchangeably. "Everything" is a pronoun, essentially, taking the place of a number of nouns:

Did you stop by the store and get the milk, bread, eggs, and sugar?

Yes, I got the milk and everything.

"All" is used similarly, though it is a determiner with its noun/s dropped from the sentence:

Did you stop by the store and get the milk, break, eggs, and sugar?

Yes, I got the milk and all [of those things].

  • I am assuming "and all" means "as well" in this book "The catcher in the RYE". I am talking about informal idiom. Then I found "as everything" in later page of the book. thats why I was just curious about usage of those terms. Jul 5, 2015 at 21:42
  • In that case, "and all" can certainly mean "as well". It can also be used to mean everything that goes along with the noun/s in question.
    – Haelia101
    Jul 5, 2015 at 21:58
  • @Yoshiyuki Sekiguchi: I may be wrong, but I have the feeling and all = as well, also, too is primarily a BrE colloquial usage. To work from Karmin's example here, it might occur as Did you get the milk like I asked? Yeah - and I got a lottery ticket an' all. Jul 5, 2015 at 23:07

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