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Everything and all of them - tout as a noun or pronoun

As a noun tout means 'everything' and is always masculine singular.

As a pronoun it means 'all (of them)' and is always plural, so it is either tous (masculine plural) or toutes (feminine plural).

-- When tous is used as a masculine plural pronoun, it is pronounced with the 's'.

-- The pronouns tous & toutes are often used in subject repetition as a device to emphasize the 'all of them'.

Examples:
Tout va bien.
Everything is fine.

noun

Tout m'ennuie.
Everything bores me.

noun

Il a raison - tout ici est ennuyeux.
He's right - everything here is boring.

noun

Il comprend tout.
He understands everything.

noun

Nous avons tout entendu.
We have heard it all.

noun

Tout ce qu’il y a d'étrange doit être mis dans cette boîte.
Everything (anything) that is strange must be put in this box.

noun

C'est tout ce que je peux dire à ce sujet.
That's all I can say about it.

noun

Malgré tout, je t'aime.
Despite everything, I love you.

noun

Il n'a rien mangé du tout.
He didn't eat anything at all.

du tout means 'at all'

Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or.
All that glitters is not gold.

noun

Combien coûte le tout ?
How much does the lot cost?

le tout means 'the whole thing'

Le tout coûte cher !
The whole thing is expensive!

le tout means 'the whole thing'

Tout va bien.
Everything is going well.

pronoun

Les garçons sont sortis et tous ont porté leurs chapeaux.
The boys came out and all wore their hats.

pronoun

masculine plural pronoun so pronounced with the 's'

Les filles sont arrivées et toutes ont dit bonjour.
The girls arrived and all said hello.

pronoun

Les pommes - toutes sont mûres.
The apples - all of them are ripe.

pronoun

Les chiens - tous sont mouillés.
The dogs - all of them are wet.

pronoun

masculine plural pronoun so pronounced with the 's'

Ils sont tous partis.
They all left.

pronoun in repetition

masculine plural pronoun so pronounced with the 's'

Les étudiants sont dans le bus ? Oui, ils sont tous déjà montés dans le bus.
Are the students on the bus? Yes, they all have already boarded the bus.

pronoun in repetition

masculine plural pronoun so pronounced with the 's'

Ils peuvent tous aller en enfer.
They can all go to hell.

pronoun in repetition

pronounced with the 's'

Vous pouvez toutes prendre quelque chose à boire.
You (females) can all have something to drink.

pronoun in repetition