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I am aware that "Die" is the singular and "Dice" is the plural. What I'm trying to figure out is how you refer to one when talking about a groups individual parts.

IE: When talking about a group of people, you use "people". But if talking about the individuals, it's acceptable to use "persons" when talking about each one as an individual. "“Eight persons shared a single room” http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/people.htm

I'm curious as to whether it would be correct to say something like "All die landed with a 6 on top." or "All die showed a different number".

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    This is a question only about singular vs plural, IMO. All are vs each is. – Drew Apr 20 '18 at 19:49
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    The how about "Six die landed in different places", also, "All" can be both plural AND singular. – Jacques Apr 20 '18 at 19:50
  • No; 'dice' is an accepted singular also nowadays. // 'Die' and 'dice' are the same lexeme; 'person/s' and 'people' aren't. You rarely have reasonably close synonyms clouding the issue. 'All [the] dice landed ...'. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 20 '18 at 20:49
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    The question has nothing to do with die or dice. It is only about understanding the use of singular and plural subjects with verbs. – Drew Apr 20 '18 at 21:57
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    But, seriously, person/persons is a special case, as that article with its long explanation should have made clear. There might be a small number of nouns that words analogously but die (dice)/dice is not one of them. – green_ideas Apr 20 '18 at 22:05
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As you said, "die" is singular. "Persons" isn't, so it's not an analogous case. You can't say "All die landed with a 6 on top" or "All die showed a different number" any more than you can say "Eight person shared a single room” or “All person chose a different number.”

It would be correct to say "Each die landed with a 6 on top" or "Each die showed a different number."

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    "Each die landed with a 6 on top." Yes. Or "All dice landed with 6s on top." – GEdgar Apr 20 '18 at 23:06

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