What Is the Difference between 'All' and 'Everything'?
'Everything' is usually an indefinite pronoun which means it can be used as either the subject or object of a verb.
On the other hand, 'all' as a quantifier can take many different grammatical functions. For example:
- 'All' as a determiner
- 'All' as a pronoun
- 'All' as a part of an adverb, like all around, all over
- 'All' as a part of an adjective, like all done, all right
The important thing to know about 'all' is that it is almost always used as a determiner which means it's used with a noun (or a noun phrase).
But it is also used as a pronoun (without any noun following it).
'All' is used in the construction where we want to specifically say all of a group.
In summary, 'everything' is an indefinite pronoun and refers to each and every one thing. The important thing to know is that 'everything' cannot be used as a determiner and cannot be followed by a noun.
What Is the Similarity between 'All' and 'Everything'?
When 'everything' and 'all' are both used as pronouns, in some cases we can use them interchangeably.
Is that all/everything?