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    Is the word “alas” the same as “unfortunately”….can I use them indistinctively?
    Thanks .

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    Re: ...alas?????

    I am not a teacher, but I think it is more used in poetry and it is more archaic than the word "unfortunately". It is also more common in modern English than "alas". But again I may be wrong. I am just a student like you.

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