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Offline zhonglc_2016

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« on: July 11, 2019, 06:43:28 pm »
Hello all,

1. Such inns as there were were generally dirty and flea-ridden; the food simply local cheese accompanied by bread often twelve months old, all washed down with coarse wine.
2. The proprietor shall provide safe means for mooring, departing, changing to another berth, all in accordance with the port specification.
The first sentence comes from New Concept English, kind of a textbook. The second is a stand-alone one in an exercise book.

My question,
It seems to me that the "all" in each sentence is an adverbial, and they mean "completely".
Could it be possible that they are pronouns? For example,
1. ... all of the food (being) washed down...
2. ... all = safe means, serving as the object of "provide".


Many many thanks.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 06:45:20 pm by zhonglc_2016 »

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 08:20:00 pm »
Exactly so - all meaning all of the proceeding nouns - everything.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 02:37:34 am »
Got it. Thank you.