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All the electronics, singular or plural? [closed]

I want to say that all the components of my robot are inside the robot, should I use is or are? All the electronics are hidden inside the robot, only the power cable is visible outside of it. In ...
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All (*of) the students/contracts [duplicate]

According to the Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English Although some object to the inclusion of of in such phrases as all of the students and all of the contracts and prefer to omit ...
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All of the + collective grammatically correct?

Is this phrase grammatically correct: “I love all of her album”. I’m referring to an artist who’s only come out with one album and want to say that I like all the songs in the album. But the phrase “...
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What are the rules for parsing negation before "all", "any", and "every" in English? [duplicate]

My question is about how a negated "all", "any", and "every" statements are usually and correctly understood in English. I have just realized an apparent parsing ambiguity in all such statements (i.e.,...
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Is the use of 'of' necessary in 'all of those who'?

Which is correct: We would like to thank all of those that believed in this project. or: We would like to thank all those that believed in this project.
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Is it incorrect to say "All the trip was so fun?"

To me, the phrase "All the trip" sounds wrong, but I've been reading the different explanations of when it's acceptable to use "all," "all of," "entire," and "whole" and I can't find a rule that ...
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"You all should have" vs. "you should have all" vs. "all of you should have"

Which one of these three constructions is more correct: By now, you all should have received your insurance cards. By now, all of you should have received your insurance cards. By now, ...
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When to put "of" after "all"? [duplicate]

What’s the difference between all and all of? When should one use of following all to make all of, and when should one drop the of and just use all all by itself? For example, in this sentence: ...
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"All of the above" usage [duplicate]

My spelling tool suggests that I should fix "All of the" to "All the" in the following statements: If we take all of the above notes into account... All of the methods described above shorten your ...
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our whole lives vs. all (of) our lives [closed]

Which one is correct or is preferable in this context: We want to be free... and we wait/we've been waiting for that moment our whole life/our whole lives. We want to be free... and we wait/we've ...
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All existing plans or all of existing plans? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is “of ” necessary in “all of ”? Which one of the following is correct (or preferred if both are grammatical)? All existing plans. All of existing plans.
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"All X" vs. "all of X" vs. "all the X"

Is there any difference between "all X", "all of the X", "all the X"? E.g., all friends all of the friends all the friends
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"All our X" vs. "all of our X"

Is the word "of" optional in this instance? Is either of these considered preferable to the other? Taste all our delicious treats. Taste all of our delicious treats.
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"All the good people" vs. "all of the good people"

I've heard both of these before. All the good people All of the good people Are they both correct?
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Is it correct to use "all this" instead of "all of this"?

I frequently see people write "all this", instead of "all of this". Is this a grammatically correct phrase? My intuition tells me that it's wrong (the spoken phrase "all this" is really a contraction ...
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