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    #1

    doesn't work/isn't working all of a sudden

    My watch doesn't work/isn't working all of a sudden.

    This sentence is taken from L. G. Alexander's RIGHT WORD WRONG WORD.

    My question is whether the phrase 'all of a sudden' goes with both 'doesn't work' and 'isn't working' or just with 'isn't working'.

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    Re: doesn't work/isn't working all of a sudden

    Works with both, but present continuous, "isn't working" with "all of a sudden"(now) would be correct.

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