One-Point English Lesson: All/All of, Some/Some of, etc

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#1 You can use these words All / some / any / most / much / many / little / few + a plural or uncountable noun

  • All cars have four wheels.
  • Some people have short hair.
  • I don’t have any time for lunch today.
  • Most dogs are very friendly.
  • There were many tourists in Times Square.

#2 You can use these words All / some / any / most / much / many / little / few + of. When you use of with these words, you must use a determiner such as the, these, my, his, Jim’s, etc

  • All of the cars in this parking lot are clean.
  • Some of the people in this office have short hair.
  • I like cupcakes, so I’ll take any of those cupcakes for dessert.
  • Most of the dogs in this park are very friendly
  • Many of the tourists in Times Square are from a foreign country.

*You can not use these words All / some / any / most / much / many / little / few + of + a noun

  • Most of people ~
  • Some of Americans ~

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  1. Sir Michael, just have a question regarding this topic. How about all departments, all the departments, all of the departments. What are the differences of the three? Hope you can help me with this. Thanks.

    1. Hi Dexter. Thanks for asking. “All” and “Half” are exceptions and can be used with a determiner but without “of.” So you can say, All the departments or Half the departments.
      Great Question!

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