Archive for April 22, 2010

grammatical expression: no wonder

NoWonder

I have another useful expression for you today: “no wonder”. It is used when we want to express the idea that something is not surprising considering the circumstances. For example:

A: I’m so hungry right now. I haven’t eaten anything since yesterday morning.

B: Well, no wonder you’re hungry!

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A: My sister is really upset right now. She just found out that she has cancer.

B: No wonder she’s upset! I hope she’ll be ok.

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A: My friend is a great piano player. He’s been studying the piano since he was five years old.

B: Well, no wonder he can play so well.

As you can see from these examples, “no wonder” is usually used as a response to someone else’s statement that gives them more information about the circumstances. This is a very commonly used expression in English, so I hope you’ll be able to use it.

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