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All of a sudden

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on December 09, 2003

In Reply to: All of a sudden posted by VictoriaCanada on December 09, 2003

: All of a sudden, or All of the sudden?

: I get what it means but don't you think it sounds stupid if you really think about it? All of a sudden what? Obviously it means a sudden moment in time but there is no such thing as "a sudden"

: I just thought I would see what you guys have to think about this, thanks. ;)

"All of a sudden" sounds natural to me, but "All at once", which means the same thing, sounded awkward to me the first time I heard it. I'll have to vote Not Stupid on "All of a sudden"!