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“All of the …” or “ All the … ”?

I am a bit confused about these two forms For example : John reads books all of the time/all the time All the students/All of the students have participated in march against smoking in the campus ...
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What does the phrase 'waking thoughts' mean?

Passage: Suddenly he was standing on short springy turf, on a summer evening when the slanting rays of the sun gilded the ground. The landscape that he was looking at recurred so often in his ...
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Care/Care about

Psychiatrist: As a psychiatrist it can be depressing listening to clients' problems all day, but that's the job. Person: So is it just a job to you or do you actually care? Psychiatrist: I care. Is ...
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Use of “intense” when talking about someone's drinking

"He's on the fifth drink or something since we got here. It looks pretty intense. Maybe we should go talk to him." Is the line of dialogue okay or is "intense" unusual in the context?