What Are Their Main Differences?
With a singular noun, it is possible to use 'whole' instead of 'all'.
- 'Whole': is used as
- an adjective (only before a noun)
- 'All' is used as:
- a determiner
- a pronoun
- an adverb
Last night I was in our old house.
The victim was drowning
Singular or Plural Nouns?
is followed by a singular or plural noun.
I waited for him
is just followed by a singular noun.
He ate the
Singular or Plural Verbs?
is followed by a singular or plural verb.
is followed by a singular verb.
What Whole and All Mean
- 'whole' and 'all':
mean 'entire', but 'all' can refer to more than one; while 'whole' is only used before singular nouns.