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- When do you use 所有， 全部， 整个, 完整? 3 answers
There are similar words that express "total" - 全部 and 整个.
My impression and the hint from the linked answer below is that 整个 can be used to express abstract things (e.g. 过程) while 全部 must express any concrete things like 苹果. But is this correct?
One more difference might be that 水 or 空气 might not be used on the 全部, but I'm not sure about it. I feel 全部 should be used on the discrete object, not continuous one.
Is my understanding correct? Or is there any other difference between them?
At least 所有 is different from them, as it is used before the noun and often takes 都 after the noun.
So what is the difference and how can I use them apart?
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