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21 / 09 / 2009

EXPRESSIONS WITH 'ALL'-1: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a nice weekend.

The simple English word all (todo, completamente) is used in a lot of interesting expression in English. This week we will review some of them.

Today's first expression is: all in all

Meaning: when everything is considered (después de todo). Other expressions that mean the same are on the whole and altogether.

Example 1:
Despite some difficulties, all in all the fundraising event has been a great success.

Example 2:
All in all, I'm very sorry it happened.

Today's second expression is: and all that jazz (informal)

Meaning: etcetera; and other similar things.

Example 3:
He knows a lot about history, dates and battles and all that jazz.

Example 4:
Hello John. Merry Christmas and all that jazz.

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