I have these two phrases: "to pull all of the data" and "to pull all the data".
The second phrase seems a bit off, but it's used a lot in technical writing, so I guess I'm missing something.

Does the meaning change? Are both grammatically correct?

And finally, what's the purpose of "of" in the first example?

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    The answers to "All our X" vs. "all of our X" may be helpful to you. Commented Jun 20, 2022 at 17:59
  • To pull all of the data off or out of some place. To pull all the data would mean: to remove it.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jun 20, 2022 at 21:24

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They both sound fine to me, and sound identical in meaning.

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