all/whole

Gabriel Malheiros

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, there

I have a question about "whole/all". Can you us both with uncountable nouns?

For example: "When I left home, the repairman had already ripped up almost the whole flooring in the bathroom" or "When I left home, the repairman had already ripped up almost all of the flooring"?

Would you say either? or neither?

Thank you
 
  • Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    Sorry, I meant that I prefer "almost all of the flooring" to "almost the whole" In fact, I agree with Glenfarclas and would avoid "almost the whole" with "flooring"
     
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