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There are two subtle differences: alle vs. jeder: alle is referring to the set as a whole. jeder is referring to every member of the set. In most cases, this is equivalent, but not always: Jeder muss ein Boot bauen, um von der Insel zu flüchten. -> Everybody has to have his own boat. Alle müssen ein Boot bauen, um von der Insel zu flüchten. -> There ...


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In harsh words: There's only a barely discernible difference. In general, it doesn't matter which word you use, you equally refer to any, all, every and each object of the group (whatever the group is). While I was sure that there's no difference at all, Toscho just posted an example where "alle" may convey a different meaning than "jeder". While "Jeder ...


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Keiner/Niemand and Jeder/Alle are often used synonymously. Although there is a little difference: Keiner/Jeder are used for a specific group/selection (e.g. your family), while Niemand/Alle imply a more general statement. "Keiner würde das sagen" -> no one I know would say that, but there might be someone who would or "Jeder würde das sagen" -> everyone I ...


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Personal pronouns like proper nouns follow the same inflection rules, as is nicely summarized in a table here: canoonet: Personal Pronouns The polite form in adressing people actually is the 3rd person form capitalized. The same inflection rules apply. Now we have to learn by heart which grammatical case goes with any verb. There are no generally valid ...



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