I know I'm going to hate asking this, but why the accusative with 'thing'?
"everything" has a certain degree of specificity too it. Like, it can be general. :)
what's the difference between her sey and her seyi
is it "everything" and "the everything"?
as an object, "everything" is always definite, I cannot think of an example where "her şey" is the object
So "everything" is always deemed specific? Sometimes the logic behind these rules is hard for me to get.
Well, maybe we could say that there is only one "everything." So that's specific in a sense.
Isn't it possible to use hepsi instead of her şeyi?
That would be like "all of them" :)
"hepsi" entails that you are talking about a specific group of things.
i wrote herkesi so i went back to slavery times :DD
I am not an advanced learner and I made the same mistake, but maybe it helps to think of "her şeyi" as "every single thing" which would be a bit more specific.