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Hi, here I am again, always doubted Emotion: stick out tongue

Well, I have doubts as for the function of 'at all'.
I thought that 'at all' meant 'in any/none way', and I am mixed up because I read some people wrote it meaning 'in total'... can it be as well used like this? isn't 'in all'? Teach me the real function of at all. Emotion: smile

hugs from Brazil.
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It has a few uses:

"I don't like that type of food at all." = none

"My roommate is awake at all hours of the night" = all
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NanitaHi, here I am again, always doubted Emotion: stick out tongue

Well, I have doubts as for the function of 'at all'.
I thought that 'at all' meant 'in any/none way', and I am mixed up because I read some people wrote it meaning 'in total'... can it be as well used like this? isn't 'in all'? Teach me the real function of at all. Emotion: smile

hugs from Brazil.
Hello Nanita

In addition to Vorpar's comments:

"In all" can mean "in total":

1. There are 6 chickens in all.

but I've never heard "at all" used for "in all".

MrP