ALL | SOME | BOTH | HALF + OF + noun phrase

Here’s an example of determiners premodifying nouns:

I regret some of the things I said to you.


A2 point 18 in the category of NOUNS/phrases is defined:

form simple noun phrases by pre-modifying nouns with an increasing range of determiners.

A2 point 17 in the category of PRONOUNS:

limited range of pronouns (‘all’, ‘both’) with ‘of’ followed by an object pronoun, to refer to quantity


Following the English Grammar Profile examples we can write the following search for iWeb:

All|some|both|half of _A _NN

1 SOME OF THE THINGS 34111

1 ‘VE 258
2 DONE 153
3 HAPPENED 73
4 LEARNED 62
5 MENTIONED 37
6 TALKED 30
7 HAPPENING 28
8 DISCUSSED 11
9 REGRET 9
10 ACCOMPLISHED 7

2 SOME OF THE WORLD 32364
3 ALL OF THE TIME 23993
4 ALL OF THE INFORMATION 18245
5 SOME OF THE WORLDS 14649
6 SOME OF THE PEOPLE 13502
7 HALF OF THE YEAR 11929
8 ALL OF THE THINGS 10158
9 HALF OF THE SEASON 10061
10 SOME OF THE WAYS 9839
11 SOME OF THE FEATURES 9651
12 SOME OF THE ISSUES 9562
13 SOME OF THE REASONS 9068
14 ALL OF THE PEOPLE 8820
15 SOME OF THE QUESTIONS 8649
16 SOME OF THE BENEFITS 8438
17 ALL OF THE DATA 7671
18 ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS 7518
19 SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS 7270
20 SOME OF THE TIME 7214
21 SOME OF THE PROBLEMS 6972
22 ALL OF THE FEATURES 6885
23 ALL OF OUR PRODUCTS 6635
24 ALL OF THE DETAILS 6596
25 SOME OF MY FRIENDS 6503
26 SOME OF THE INFORMATION 6472
27 SOME OF THE STUFF 6297
28 SOME OF THE OTHERS 6280
29 SOME OF THE CHALLENGES 6278
30 SOME OF THE ITEMS 6170
31 ALL OF THE WORK 6046
32 ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS 5904
33 ALL OF THE ITEMS 5883
34 SOME OF THE COUNTRY 5725
35 SOME OF THE COMMENTS 5475
36 SOME OF THE WORK 5415
37 ALL OF MY FRIENDS 5061
38 SOME OF THE CITY 4991
39 SOME OF MY FAVORITES 4945
40 ALL OF THE BENEFITS 4812
41 SOME OF THE CHANGES 4622
42 SOME OF THE DETAILS 4439
43 SOME OF THE IDEAS 4379
44 ALL OF OUR STUDENTS 4359
45 ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS 4239
46 ALL OF THE PRODUCTS 4143
47 ALL OF THE OPTIONS 4042
48 SOME OF THE MONEY 3988
49 SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS 3964
50 ALL OF THE ELEMENTS 3927
51 SOME OF THE FACTORS 3926
52 SOME OF THE AREAS 3876
53 ALL OF THE MONEY 3823
54 SOME OF THE GUYS 3757
55 ALL OF THE FILES 3732
56 ALL OF THE TOOLS 3663
57 SOME OF THE PLAYERS 3651
58 ALL OF THE PIECES 3647
59 SOME OF THE PRODUCTS 3456
60 SOME OF OUR FAVORITES 3454
61 SOME OF THE OPTIONS 3445
62 SOME OF THE NATION 3425
63 ALL OF THE CONTENT 3408
64 ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS 3392
65 ALL OF THE PARTS 3369
66 ALL OF THE QUESTIONS 3345
67 SOME OF THE CHARACTERS 3289
68 ALL OF THE STUDENTS 3267
69 ALL OF THE REQUIREMENTS 3239
70 ALL OF THE COMPONENTS 3225
71 ALL OF MY QUESTIONS 3221
72 SOME OF THE TOOLS 3210
73 SOME OF THE STORIES 3183
74 SOME OF THE TOPICS 3109
75 SOME OF THE SONGS 3090
76 ALL OF YOUR DATA 3073
77 HALF OF THE TIME 2994
78 ALL OF THE CHARACTERS 2954
79 SOME OF THE BASICS 2942
80 SOME OF THE DATA 2937
81 HALF OF THE WORLD 2905
82 ALL OF MY LIFE 2904
83 SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES 2881
84 SOME OF THE PHOTOS 2753
85 SOME OF THE IMAGES 2705
86 SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS 2685
87 SOME OF THE GAMES 2672
88 SOME OF THE PRESSURE 2670
89 SOME OF THE ONES 2665
90 SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES 2639
91 SOME OF THE STUDENTS 2593
92 SOME OF THE MEN 2592
93 SOME OF THE PLACES 2585
94 SOME OF THE NAMES 2570
95 ALL OF THE STEPS 2565
96 ALL OF THE CHILDREN 2550
97 ALL OF OUR CLIENTS 2546
98 SOME OF THE WOMEN 2540
99 ALL OF THE CHANGES 2534
100 ALL OF THE STAFF 2533


both|all of _P

1 ALL OF THEM 223086
2 ALL OF US 169253
3 ALL OF YOU 84154
4 BOTH OF THEM

69220

In additionboth of them speak Korean.

PELIC Korean female level 3 writing class.

5 ALL OF IT 56366
6 BOTH OF US 29308
7 BOTH OF YOU 28987
8 ALL OF WHOM 26238
9 BOTH OF WHOM 14027
10 ALL OF ME 2244
11 ALL OF MINE 1455
12 ALL OF WHO 680
13 ALL OF HIS 586
14 ALL OF HER 491
15 BOTH OF MINE 486
16 ALL OF OURS 478
17 ALL OF ONE 428
18 ALL OF YOURS 411
19 ALL OF HIM 269
20 ALL OF EM 268
21 ALL OF THEIRS 158
22 ALL OF YOURSELF 148
23 ALL OF EVERYTHING 142
24 BOTH OF WHO 135
25 ALL OF MYSELF 123


‘All’ is typically a predeterminer and also functions as a pronoun.  It can take of-phrases. (Similar rules apply for ‘both’, ‘half’, and fractions.)

1 ALL (DB) 29799350

  • ALL ARE WELCOME
  • ALL THE WORK IS DONE
  • ALL WENT WELL

3 ALL (RR22) 775840
4 ALL (RR) 740585

8 ALL (RR21) 170777
9 ALL (RR31) 91498
10 ALL (RR41) 64668

12 ALL (RR44) 31051


A2 vocabulary:

activities, areas, customers, details, files, guys, ideas, information, pieces, reasons, songs, staff, stories, ways