Archive for July 7, 2011

grammatical expression: once and for all

Today I’d like to write about the expression “once and for all”. We use it when we want to say we are going to do something in a firm way in order to get a strong result and we don’t have to do it again. For example:

The garden is overgrown with weeds. We have to get rid of them once and for all.

My son still doesn’t know how to spell properly. I have to teach him proper spelling once and for all.

My husband keeps trying to fix the broken faucet, but it still doesn’t work. I’m going to call a plumber and get it fixed once and for all.

Jerry keeps calling us late at night, and he wakes me up. Would you please tell him to stop doing that once and for all?

We usually use this expression to talk about actions that we plan to do in the future in order to fix a situation we don’t like now.

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