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"All of a sudden" vs All the sudden"

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  1. ELOrocks17

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    Which one is correct?
     
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  2. gomezcat

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    I've always used "all OF A sudden". I've never heard the second one used, so it might be an American thing- I don't know.

    Edit: It's worth remembering that "all of a sudden" is colloquial and, I think, incorrect gramatically.
     
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    "All the sudden" must be ebonics, never heard that one before. Why not try "suddenly."
     
  5. ELOrocks17

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    OK--how about "Nonetheless" vs "Nevertheless"
     

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