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    #1

    "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?

    "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?
    Which one do you use?
    Is this sentence below a good one?
    "And now all of sudden everyone's work on the other side of the river has been proven."

    I think it should be ""And now all of the sudden everyone's work on the other side of the river has been proven.""
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?

    All of a sudden is a fixed expression

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    Re: "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    All of a sudden is a fixed expression

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    If you can make a google search for "all of the sudden" and for "all of a sudden" you will find out that the former is twice times more popular that the latter.
    As one knows "long time no see" is grammatically incorrect, but since a lot of people use this pretty much so it becomes acceptable. Can "all of the sudden" be the case?


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    #4

    Re: "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    If you can make a google search for "all of the sudden" and for "all of a sudden" you will find out that the former is twice times more popular that the latter.
    As one knows "long time no see" is grammatically incorrect, but since a lot of people use this pretty much so it becomes acceptable. Can "all of the sudden" be the case?
    (Not a teacher)

    Languages change over time, as you said. In the future "all of the sudden" might be a perfectly fine expression, but today it is not. "All of a sudden" is the only one of your three examples that is correct today.

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    Re: "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?

    Don't rely too much on google results for correct language.

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    Re: "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Don't rely too much on google results for correct language.
    You're right!

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    Re: "all of sudden" or "all of a sudden" or "all of the sudden"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Don't rely too much on google results for correct language.
    I have learned a lot from the google search. Although it cannot give you the correct usage of what you are looking for but at least it can show you where the majority is going.

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