Are these five sentences correct and interchangeable?

1) "You politicians are all the same."

2) "All of you politicians are the same."

3) "All you politicians are the same."

4) "You politicians all are the same."

5) "You all politicians are the same."

I think 4 and 5 are wrong but 1 and 2 are right. Somehow 3 sounds like wrong to me. As far as I can remember, we can say like "All your friends are the same" instead of "All of your friends are the same", but I am not sure if I can say "All you politicians are the same" instead of "All of you politicians are the same".


Of your example sentences, the 5th one is awkward

5) You all politicians are the same.

It borders on the southern / midwest accent of

ya'll are the same

The rest are fine and interchangeable.

  • 2
    @FireandIce Actually, the fourth sentence is at least verging on the ungrammatical. Jun 30 '18 at 19:52
  • I definitely find the fourth one weird, though I have noticed that Americans will often put an adverb before a verb in cases where I would never do so.
    – rjpond
    Oct 24 at 7:41

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