This post gives nice explanation about "We are all" vs. "We all are":

Both are grammatical, but the first is more usual. We are all is much more frequent than we all are in both the Corpus of Contemporary American English and in the British National Corpus. There are, however, some contexts where we all are would be used.

and gives this easy to understand example.

The answer to the question Who is responsible? might be We all are, and not We are all.

Could someone give more examples where "We all are" is suitable, since "We are all" is the default option?

  • In the example, we all is used because the word responsible is not repeated in the answer. ('We are all responsible' is a possible answer, but not 'We are all'.) Jan 30, 2020 at 10:04
  • I've never given this a moment of thought before now. I have a tendency to contract, so I would probably say we're all since you cannot contract if the we are if there is an all in the middle. They are fully interchangeable. Who is responsible? We're all responsible.
    – EllieK
    Jun 28, 2022 at 15:12

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Well .. The difference is on emphasis

We all are emphasizes on : Who ? Us or otherwise: all of us E.g We all are hungry

We are all emphasizes on : We're Totally Sth E.g : We are all tired

But i use the second one for both of the situtations because it's more common

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