- 阿彬Lv 68 years agoFavorite Answer
發表意見的小新說得沒錯，entire, all 意思相同，用法不同。我補充說明：
1. entire, whole, total 強調整體的全部。
例：The entire/whole building was destroyed by the earthquake.
2. all 所有的。強調內含項目的總和，也因此 all=every。
例：All people should follow the rules.
= Everyone should follow the rules.
例：The time was entirely/all wasted. 時間完全被浪費掉了。
- 8 years ago
原來NTU是nation taiwan university 的意思,謝謝您補充
- TOMING88Lv 78 years ago
entire-adj.--is used when you are emphasizing that the whole of something is involved including every part;eg:-The whole northern village was destroyed. I wasted an entire day on it.
all:-det. pron, adv;
As determiner:-eg:-All horses are animals, but not all animals are horses. All firemen are hard working on typhoon days.
as pronoun eg:-All of the food has gone.
as adv:-They are dressed all in sc .uniform.
He lives all alone.
They were all excited in typhoon.
In sports and games to each side eg:- The score was four all.
2013-07-12 09:59:14 補充：
"all" implies everyone of many;
eg:-All the people you invited are coming.
eg:-All firemen are hard workers;
eg:-I invited some of my colleagues but not all.
eg:-Not all of them were invited.
eg:-They were not all enjoyed the typhoon.
- DaSaGwaLv 78 years ago
Certainly, they are NOT the same.
If you can understand what I am about say, that would be great. If NOT, please a few more times, you eventually will:
"all" implies every one of many,
"entire" implies all of one.
2013-07-12 09:38:04 補充：
please a few ... ==> please READ a few ...
2013-07-12 21:59:48 補充：
Genrally speaking, "eventually" and "finally" are interchangeable most of the time. However, "eventually" has the meaning of "sooner or later", therefore, in some situation, they are NOT interchangeable. For example:
2013-07-12 22:03:15 補充：
You want imply something after a long wait you will NOT use "finally":
He studies so hard, eventually he will be accepted by NTU.
However, once it becomes a fact, you can use "finally"
He finally enters NTU.
2013-07-12 22:07:23 補充：
On the other hand, if you want to say the last of a sequence of steps, you will NOT use eventually.
Finally, it is time to bake the pie.
but you use eventually in this:
After finishing the pie and having some rests, we eventually will wash dishes.
2013-07-12 22:08:42 補充：
Hopefully, these examples will give you a feeling the difference between them. This kind of feeling will NOT be mentioned in any grammar book, you just have to learn to feel the difference.
2013-07-12 22:10:54 補充：
you want imply ...==> you want to imply ...
2013-07-12 22:12:54 補充：
This is why I use "eventually" instead of "finally" in "you eventually will (get it)", because I assume you have not gotten it yet, but sooner or later you will.
2013-07-12 22:27:03 補充：
This is why I use a kind of difficult way to tell you the difference between "entire" and "all". The purpose is to let you digest it in your brain, so you can feel the difference. Translating them into Chinese will NOT help you to feel the difference.
2013-07-12 22:28:27 補充：
You shall learn to FEEL the difference directly in English, so you can use English more skillfully.
2013-07-16 21:47:19 補充：
NTU, I refer to 'National Taiwan University".
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- 8 years ago