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1. All were happy.
2. All was clean.
3. All were clean.

Q: In #1 all means all people, so #1 is grammatical. What about #2 and #3?
In #2 and #3, all means all things. In this case, do we have to use 'was' or 'were'?

  • English -

    All of the room was clean. (Singular)

    All of the children were clean. (Plural)

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