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全部
quán bù
adj./adv. all, whole; all
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In this post, we analyse the differences of 全 and 全部.

1.全 and 全部 can both be used before verbs or adjectives as the adverbial adjuncts. In this case, they are usually be interchangeable. For instance:
E.g. 1 他的丑事全被兜出来了。 [phr] His scandal was completely exposed. =他的丑事全部被兜出来了。
E.g. 2 节目全部表演完了。 [phr] All the performances are over. =节目全表演完了。

2. 全 and 全部 can both appear before a noun as the attributive modifier. But the noun after 全 must be a collective noun (E.g.3). And 全部 is used on other nouns (E.g. 4). For example:
E.g 3.
- 全市 [n] whole city
- 全省 [n] the whole province
- 全球 [n] the complete world, all over the world
- 全世界 [n] worldwide, the entire world
E.g. 4
- 全部文件 [phr] all the documents
- 他把全部藏书都捐献给了图书馆。 [phr] He presented his whole collection of books to the library.
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