Whole and all, what's the difference?  how to use these words?

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ahenus 11540
whole + singular countable noun, e.g. the whole world

whole + uncountable noun, e.g. the whole money

all + plural countable noun, e.g. all people OR all the people

all + uncountable noun, e.g. all sugar OR all the sugar


you need to be careful because whole cannot be followed by plural forms but all has to be.


tiffy 7350


dear tiffy,

whole CAN be used with uncountable nouns. please have a look at this link at longman dictionary:


attitude, truth and time are all uncountable nouns and whole is used before them.

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