Which of the following two versions is correct? Or are both of them incorrect?

The one who ate all nuts was Squirrel.




Both, kind of. It's an adverbial noun (noun that can behave like an adverb), so you can treat it like you would any other number + counter.

So your first sentence is almost correct (skip the に):


Alternatively, you can use の instead to use it attributively (but not な):


  • Thank you for the explanation. If the word was different, e.g. 半分 would it be used in the same manner or is there something specific about 全部?
    – Nutkin
    Apr 27 '17 at 23:35
  • @Nutkin it kind of depends on the word, but 半分 in particular I think works the same. Check a dictionary like Jisho and see if it says adverbial noun.
    – Blavius
    Apr 28 '17 at 0:13

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