Study the information about ‘all (the)’, ‘(a/the) whole’, ‘each’ and ‘every’.
1. We use the whole and a whole with singular countable nouns.

The whole film was wonderful.
He ate the whole orange.
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We don’t use the whole with plurals or uncountables.
2. Some nouns combine only with all:

He spent all the money.
Some nouns combine only with whole.

You must tell the whole truth.

Some nouns combine with all or whole.

I have waited all my life for such a moment as this.

3. We can use all and a/ the whole with time references: all day, a/ the whole night.

Whole is stronger than all.
4. We seldom use all on its own to mean ‘everyone/ everybody’.

Everyone/everybody wanted Mike’s autograph.
5. All means ‘everyone/ everybody’ when we use other words with it:

All of us/ We all agreed to sign the contract.
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6. We can use all and everything with other words to refer to things.

All/ Everything I have belongs to you.