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Does all within:

You ladies all have to understand its importance.

play the role of an adverb?

  • Probably more like a pronoun. – Andrew Jun 6 at 16:26
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    The full OED lists this sense under the section headed Adjective (determiner), wherein definition 2C(b) simply says With a pronoun. Cf. we-all pron., you-all pron. - followed by numerous example usages. But it's not obvious to me there's any advantage in knowing how to shoehorn terms like this into a simplified terminological framework. – FumbleFingers Jun 6 at 16:34
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    It's a determinative. Note that it is separable and not part of the subject NP, but an adjunct in clause structure. – BillJ Jun 6 at 16:35

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