Canoo has given following example of pronoun allesamt, They have mentioned that "it can be used as a adverb" though I do not getting clear understanding about the whole, So I want to know In which term (determiner, substitute for noun, adverb) is allesamt used in following individual sentence or How is it used in sentence?

  1. Die Proteste der Nachbarn sind allesamt verstummt.

  2. Die Tests sind allesamt gut verlaufen.

  3. Es sind allesamt exklusive Touren.

  4. Die Schüler erzielten allesamt gute Noten.

  5. Ich möchte Ihnen allesamt zu Ihrem Erfolg gratulieren.

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I'm not sure why Canoo calls allesamt and adverb. In all of the above instances, it could be replaced by a form of all-.

Die Proteste sind alle verstummt.
Es sind alles exklusive Touren.
Ich möchte Ihnen allen gratulieren.

Note that, opposed to allesamt, all- is inflected and agrees with the phrase it refers to. Maybe that is the reason for calling allesamt an adverb. Furthermore, allesamt cannot replace an article or pronoun like all- can.

Alle Proteste sind verstummt.
Ich möchte allen gratulieren.

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