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People filled the place, all (of them) chattering and blathering at a volume that made my bones vibrate.

Can I? Why or why not?

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The word "all" has been used in the sentence as a pronoun that refers to people. So you can use either all or all of them, without any difference in meaning.

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  • I would say that it reads better without the "(of them)". Oct 5 '15 at 11:21
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I think it can, because it is quite clear what "all" refers to

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