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'.) – Kate Bunting Jan 30 '20 at 10:04

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.