In the course book DaF kompakt A1, I found the sentence:
Was macht Sylvie alles?
I can understand question without the word alles:
What does Sylvie do?
But the word alles confuses me.
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The word »alles« means »everything«. You are asked to tell everything that Sylvie does. You are not asked what Sylvie is doing in a special situation, or at a special moment. You are asked what Sylvie does generally. In her whole live, all day long.
The word »alles« is used in similar Questions:
Was können Sie alles?
Here you are encouraged to tell all of your skills.
Wen kennst du alles?
Here the questioner wants to hear a complete list of all people you know.