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Should This all be changed to All this?

 
 
Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 09:24 am
This all changed after my mother shared details about her miscarriages with a believer. This believer subsequently encouraged her to receive guidance from the Chief Priest.

Should This all be changed to All this?

Thanks.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 09:25 am
@tanguatlay,
Yes
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 09:33 am
@roger,
Thanks, roger.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 09:50 am
@tanguatlay,
No. It is well-written the way it is.
tanguatlay
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 10:28 am
@ehBeth,
I am confused. Who is correct?
contrex
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 12:47 pm
@tanguatlay,
tanguatlay wrote:
I am confused. Who is correct?

"This all changed" and "all this changed" are both correct. Your original sentence didn't "need" changing, but you can change it if you want with no alteration of meaning.



dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 01:39 pm
@contrex,
However Con there's a subtle difference in meaning depending on context. The first might somehow imply a single object
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contrex
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 01:48 pm
Depending on context, some users might use "all this" differently from "this all", but many (perhaps most) probably use them interchangeably.
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tanguatlay
 
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Reply Mon 1 Aug, 2016 07:58 pm
Thanks to all of you.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2016 11:45 am
@tanguatlay,
You're welcome Tang from me anyhow, however tiny my observation
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 03:07 am
@tanguatlay,
Yes, you should change it.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 05:28 am
@tanguatlay,
Ignore Select My Tutor and Dalehileman, neither of them know what they're talking about.
EjazAlam
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 07:05 am
@tanguatlay,
"All this changed...." is the right one, go ahead.
contrex
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 11:19 am
@EjazAlam,
EjazAlam wrote:

"All this changed...." is the right one, go ahead.

They are both "correct".
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 12:04 pm
@izzythepush,
Quote:
what they're talking about
Oh I dunno Izzy. If we were discussing a troublesome gadget to which a number of improvements had been made, we'd be a tad more likely to day "This all"

How applied to the miscarriage I'm not sure
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 01:33 pm
@dalehileman,
dalehileman wrote:
Oh I dunno Izzy.


That's right, you don't.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2016 01:49 pm
@tanguatlay,
It was fine to begin with.

You could change it if you wanted to - but if the author prefers This all ... leave it alone.
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