Sentence Structure

by Zelma
(Russia)

"At all" in sentence structure


Hello.
Is it possible to use "at all" with nouns, for example 'She is not a singer at all' or is it used only with adjectives or verbs "She is not at all silly", "I don't know her at all"?
Thank you very much for your help.


Editor:


My favorite grammar reference (Practical English Usage by Michael Swan) says "at all" is commonly used to emphasize a negative idea and gives examples of use with a noun.

It appears to be acceptable.

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