After all // All of a sudden // Better off

Today we will review three new Expressions. After all, All of a sudden, and Better off. Review the definitions below and then look at the 3 example sentences for each expression. After reviewing the information, try to make your own examples for each expression.

 

EXPRESSIONMEANING
After allIn spite of considerations or expectations
All of a suddenVery quickly in usually an unexpected way
Better offTo be in a more advantageous position

AFTER ALL

#EXAMPLES
1It looks like Matthew will go to medical school after all.
2Don't worry. After all, he will leave tomorrow.
3Of course we were afraid. After all, he was a prisoner.

ALL OF A SUDDEN

#EXAMPLES
1All of a sudden the lights started to flash in the room.
2All of a sudden we heard a loud boom.
3All of a sudden she screamed at the man standing in front of her.

BETTER OFF

#EXAMPLES
1They would be better off going home early.
2We would all be better off just saving money and going back home.
3I know I'd be better off with him, but I can't tell him.

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misook
misook
6 years ago

“Of course we were afraid. After all, he was a prisoner.” Does this mean that we looked at least not afraid on the outside? And although he didn’t look all that manacing and we treated him like anybody else, the fact that he was a prisoner scared us on the inside?

misook
misook
6 years ago

The idiom means in spite of consideration or expectation. What consideration does the speaker mean? In spite of the fact he is a prisoner? In spite of the fact that he doesn’t look like a prisoner? It’s so confusing. Thank you for your patient reply.

misook
misook
6 years ago

Will I have the freeworksheets? As you said, I think I’ll understand the usage better with them.

Reading your last explanation made me realize that it is not the speaker’s considerations or expectations, but the listener’s .

Babacar
Babacar
10 months ago

My academic year was catastrophic, after all I got through my English exam

Babacar
Babacar
10 months ago

We were playing all of sudden he started crying loud.

Illarion Petrov
Illarion Petrov
10 months ago

We were waiting NY celebration all year ,and after all one has begun
Christmas is the family annual day better of to celebrate one with your family
All of sudden TV was broken and we couldn’t watch President’ s congratulations.

Oulie
Oulie
10 months ago

She wants the best for herself. After all, she declined the job offer

All of a sudden, the smoke detector starts to sound

I would be better off planning a life insurance earlier

Hoshang
Hoshang
9 months ago

Hi

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