What Is the Difference between 'Everything' and 'All'?
'Everything' is an indefinite pronoun but 'all' can take many different parts of speech in a sentence. Here we will compare these two words.
Everything vs. All
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 ?