Can I respond to a sentence like "This kid wants to become a pro basketball player." with "They all do" (want to become a pro basketball player) with the meaning that it's something a lot of kids wish for but rarely succeed in? Or does it not make sense and would I be better off saying something more clear such as "Every kid wants to become a pro basketball player"?
Does a reply like "They all do" ever make sense if not in this case? Something similar is possible in my native language when its obvious what the answer refers to (not by itself). Maybe it's not in English I don't know. This is obviously possible if the verb remains the same as in "Can you help me?" Answer "Yes, I can" where you don't have to repeat what was just said and not just limited to questions either "This looks good" Answer "It does." But here the case is also different (kid to they) so I wonder if its possible. I know this question is probably confusing.