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Which of these is grammatically correct?

"The statement is incorrect when the following are all true:" "The statement is incorrect when all the following are true:"

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  • Both seem fine. Could explain why you feel one of them is not correct? – Skooba Sep 10 '18 at 17:19
  • Why do you think that there has to be one right answer? That simply is not how language works. – tchrist Sep 10 '18 at 20:38
  • Thanks - I just wanted to make sure if there was a right and a wrong way on this occasion as it is in a formal/legal document. Many thanks for your help. – Tim Sep 11 '18 at 18:54

In both examples, both 'all' and 'true' modify 'the following', so the sentences are functionally equivalent. I personally prefer the latter usage, but either one is more than acceptable.

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