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

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ahenus 11280
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.

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tiffy 7330

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dear tiffy,

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

http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/whole_1

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

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