"All" / listing subjects / "Or"

"All"

For the English word "all", there are two words. One word is used for people, and one word is used for non-people things.

"All"
எல்லோரும் everyone
எல்லாம் everything

To translate the word "all" when it is used as an adjective in English, insert one of the two words above after the things/people it describes. Ex:

Listing Subjects

When the subject of a sentence is a compound subject, 2 things or people are referred to. To refer to many things at the same time, you put the words in a list.

Forming a list
  1. Separate each item with a comma, then place "எல்லோரும்"/"எல்லாம்" at the end.
  2. Separate each item with a comma, then insert "மற்றும்" before the last word.

other meanings of -உம்

The suffix -உம் can also be used to mean "even" or "also". Ex:

"Or"

To use the word "or" in the subject of the sentence is easy. To do that, just insert the word "அல்லது" between the two words. Ex:

It is probably more proper to use "அல்லது" in a compound sentence, especially if the 2 subjects take differently verb suffixes. Ex:

"அல்லது" can also be used with verbs. Ex: