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Here is a sentence I wrote in my thesis in which I felt there is something strange with "all five". I assume I should improve it by using "all the five", right?

(I have explained the five prosodic parameters before)...

"... tests of between-subjects effects indicated that the influence of Attitude type was significant on all five prosodic parameters."

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All five is OK. We don't use "the" before a number when we use all.

  • Thanks, but is there any other problems, as you know, I felt it strange somewhay and do not know exactly. – Ping Tang Oct 4 '14 at 16:44
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    You could also say "tests of between-subjects effects indicated that the influence of Attitude type was significant on all of the five prosodic parameters." if you really want the "the" in there. – user3169 Oct 4 '14 at 17:15
  • Ping, be sure. There are no problems. We say all 20 students, all 5 women, all four procedures. etc. – Khan Oct 4 '14 at 17:53

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