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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'?

  1. Ms. Sue

    All of the room was clean. (Singular)

    All of the children were clean. (Plural)

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