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- For all its clarity of style, the book is not easy reading.
- because of a situation that exists
- With John away there’s more room in the house.
- I can’t do my homework with all this noise going on.
The "all" in "For all its clarity of style" emphasizes that the style is very clear.
I wonder what the "all" in "with all this noise going on" means.
asked Nov 21, 2022 at 11:38
In the second example, 'all' means that there is a lot (in this case of noise).
"I don't feel comfortable with all these people watching"
Means that the speaker feels that there are a lot (too many) people watching for them to feel comfortable.
answered Nov 21, 2022 at 11:52
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In the second sentence, "all" indicates that there's a lot of noise, and it's the amount of noise that's the problem.
Without "all", it sounds as if there's something in the nature of the noise itself that's the problem --like how distracting or irritating that particular noise is-- rather than how loud the noise is.
I can’t do my homework with this noise going on.
answered Nov 21, 2022 at 17:58
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