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Which is correct?

  • I bought some beef and pork. All of it looks fresh.
  • I bought some beef and pork. All of them look fresh.

Since both "beef" and "pork" are uncountable nouns, I think the we should use the pronoun "it" to replace "beef and pork."

However, when it comes to the following sentence, I think we should consider them as plural to make the subject agree with the verb. And that makes me confused.

  • Beef and pork are expensive.
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you are comparing apples and oranges

with

I bought some beef and pork. All of it looks fresh

I think... You have turned beef and pork into a single item you bought some meat, a single item

but with

Beef and pork are expensive.

you are creating a list of items that are expensive.

  • So do you mean "All of them look fresh" is not a good sentence? Is this sentence possible? Thank you Wendy. Your explanation helps me a lot. – Chih Chi May 29 at 14:10
  • you are correct in your original analysis, yes "all of them" is the wrong construct – WendyG May 29 at 15:00

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