Which one should be used when talking about say cloud storage, but with a poetic allusion to outer space.

The noun space has more than one meaning, some of them are countable and some uncountable https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/space

I understand, that (whole, entire) are used with countable nouns, when all is used with uncountable, but the fact that we have mathematical terms such as "whole space" etc I find myself a bit confused which one should I use in a sentence, or how to even construct it so it sounds native.

Could you please help me out with choosing the wording?

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    Can you edit your question to add the complete sentence that you are considering (with the sentence fragments as options), please? It would make your question clearer. And welcome to ELU. – Pam May 30 '18 at 21:00
  • Thank you, Pam. The sentence would be something like: "And you get all space you need to grow your business to the stars" – Andrius Laurinenas Jun 1 '18 at 7:13
  • In that sentence, I'd use "And you get all the space you need to grow your business to the stars". I'm a native English speaker (UK) and this feels correct to me (which is why this is a comment and not a proper answer!). – Pam Jun 1 '18 at 10:26
  • Thank you, the comment. The need for the article is something I was pondering about too. Just sounds more natural. Though uncountable nouns do not require it. Thank you for your comment, it was really helpful. – Andrius Laurinenas Jun 1 '18 at 13:44

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