All my hope were duped and I was plunged in deep sorrow.

I have two questions regarding the above sentence.

First : Hope is a uncountable noun so is using were correct with it or it should be was instead of were ?

Second : Which is the correct construction between All my hope and My all hope. I think former one is a correct / better construction, Am I right ?

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    All my hope is correct but requires singular was; all my hopes were would be fine, too. It's difficult to conceive how hope may be duped; perhaps you mean dashed or betrayed or something of that sort. Jun 22, 2017 at 17:21
  • @StoneyB You are saying that 'All my hopes were' is too fine so does that mean hope can be used as a countable noun too ?
    – user212388
    Jun 22, 2017 at 17:36
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    Yes. You may have non-count hope, a general state of anticipating a happy future, or you may have one or more individual hopes for specific future eventualities. Jun 22, 2017 at 17:39
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    Hopes are usually dashed, not duped (i.e., fooled or duplicated).
    – Robusto
    Jun 22, 2017 at 18:40
  • "plunged in deep sorrow" might be better as "plunged into deep sorrow" because you are moving in to "deep sorrow"
    – Mobeer
    Jun 27, 2017 at 21:59

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An idiomatic construction would be to make hope plural and to use dashed rather than duped as to be duped means to be tricked or fooled.

All my hopes were dashed and I was plunged into deep sorrow.

My all hope is incorrect.

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