What is the difference between all of these

Lots of my students know the difference between EVERYONE, ALL and EVERYTHING do not or do not know in which situations to use these words.

The most students it is clear that the words express something that is complete, but nothing more.

EVERY man, EVERY woman and EVERY child ...

The word EVERYONE can be used as an article word or as an indefinite pronoun.

If it comes with a noun, it is an article word. If it is without a noun, it is an indefinite pronoun.

We use this word when we talk about the individual elements of a group in complete numbers. These elements can be people or things.

In the English language we would use the words “every” or “everybody”.

It is important that the word always has to be declined. But we only use it in the singular. So the declination only exists in the singular, as in these examples ...

EVERY man and EVERY woman in Germany can get their car driving license at the age of 18.

EVERY child has to go to school.

EVERY book in this library is old.

Your son argued with EVERY teacher.

These examples show that the article word EVERYONE stands in front of the noun in the singular and can stand with persons or with things. The following verb is also in the singular!

As always, the declination depends on the case (case) and gender (gender). In the last example, EVERYONE is in the dative, so let's say EVERYONE. We inflect the word in the same way as the definite articles, but only in the singular, because EVERYONE is without plural.

EVERYONE must also be declined as an indefinite pronoun, as here ...

EVERYONE has to die.

I personally greeted EVERYONE at the party.

He spoke to EVERYONE in the pub.

The declension depends on the case (case) and gender (gender) and is only possible in the singular.


ALL guests were satisfied with the food

The word ALL can also be used as an indefinite pronoun or as a numeric word. By ALL we mean a total of several elements (people or things). It is always used in the plural when there are countable persons or things, as in these examples ...

ALL friends came to my birthday party.

Fresh vegetables are available in all shops.

In the examples you can see that ALL is always used in the plural and has to be declined depending on the case. The gender (the genus) is not important for the declension because there is only one declension in the plural.

Even if we use ALL as indefinite pronouns, we have to decline the word as above. Here are two examples ...

EVERYONE wanted to see the soccer star.

The cook cooked a good meal for EVERYONE.

In the first example we decline ALL in the nominative plural, in the second example ALL is in the accusative plural.

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EVERYTHING would be clear if it weren't for the words ALL / ALL / ALL in the singular.

The numeral ALLES is used in the singular when it comes before uncountable nouns in the singular, such as here ...

EVERY beginning is difficult.

I wish you all the best!

It is also declined as an indefinite pronoun, as in these examples ...

Everything will be fine.

I am satisfied with EVERYTHING on this vacation.