Is it an adverb, pronoun, or something else?

If it's a declension of весь, which case and gender is it in here?

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    Yes, it is neutral gender, singular, accusative case.
    – Yellow Sky
    Commented Dec 3, 2015 at 15:27

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In this sentence всё is a pronoun. While English speakers use all in place of an adjective and everything in place of a noun, in Russian всё may stand for both (BTW. English All, as a noun only, corresponds to Все in Russian).

As Russian pronouns do decline, всё is a neutral gender singular of весь in both Nominative and Accusative.

  • When you say that всё is "in both Nominative and Accusative", you mean in general and not in the example sentence, yes?
    – ycele
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 11:41
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    @ycele Yes, in general. Here it's accusative, of course.
    – Matt
    Commented Dec 5, 2015 at 11:55

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