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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 6 months ago

Do you say “all of THE sudden” or “all of A sudden”?

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  • Lee
    Lv 6
    6 months ago
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    All of A sudden. Idioms tend to have the privilege of not having to follow the rules of grammar, and both A and THE have been used widely in the history of its use. I think both are fine.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Indeed "All of a sudden". In over 70 years in Britain (mostly) and Australia (3 years), I have never heard "All of the sudden".

  • 6 months ago

    The standard expression is 'all of a sudden', but people who don't read much often mis-hear, and say 'the'.

    They are wrong, just as they are wrong when they say 'You should of been there' rather than 'You should HAVE been there'.

  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    a sudden, never the sudden.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    All of a sudden

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  • 6 months ago

    all of a sudden

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Use whatever you want.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    a ...............

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    All of a sudden. All of THE sudden is just wrong.

  • 6 months ago

    I say A, not THE.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    As a kid I always thought they were saying “all of the sudden” and now I know that’s incorrect but I say it that way anyway out of habit. And no one cares.

  • Nicole
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    all of the sudden

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