Asked • 03/13/19

All I know vs. Alls I know?

Are the two sayings proper English? > "Alls I know" and > "All I know" Alls I know just sounds bad to me, but while people agree, no one can tell me if it is right or wrong.

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Karina R. answered • 12/05/19

5 (2)

ESL/English/Spanish Specialist (M.A.)

James G.

Wow that's awesome that you can make an assessment about someones education level based on one grammar mistake. I know a brilliant man who's highly educated that can't pronounce cholesterol correctly. Education aside, people make mistakes in grammar and life in general.


Amanda H.

Key word in your response: MISTAKE aka not correct


Rebekkah G. answered • 05/02/19

4.9 (110)

Experienced University Professor of ESL/English/Writing/Test Prep

Lorri sue B.

The difference is in the audience and purpose. "All I know" is standard English, whereas "All's I know" is substandard English and is perfectly acceptable for usage (everyday speech/slang) or creative writing dialogue etc....but not for academic writing.


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