Learn English – the difference between “and all” & “and everything”

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What is the difference between "and all" & "and everything"?

Is that just "all vs everything"?
I am reading The Catcher in the Rye. I think I got the nuance of that expression, but I would like to get an explicit explanation.

Best Answer

Depending on the context, the two words can be used interchangeably. "Everything" is a pronoun, essentially, taking the place of a number of nouns:

Did you stop by the store and get the milk, bread, eggs, and sugar?

Yes, I got the milk and everything.

"All" is used similarly, though it is a determiner with its noun/s dropped from the sentence:

Did you stop by the store and get the milk, break, eggs, and sugar?

Yes, I got the milk and all [of those things].