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In this English idiomatic expression video you’ll learn how to use the following phrase:
TO COME AS A SURPRISE
There’s a number of variations to this particular phrase such as:
- It shouldn’t come as a surprise that…
- It came as a surprise to me that…
… and each of them can be used in a different kind of a situation.
The first one – “It shouldn’t come as a surprise that” – can be used whenever you want to express the predictable nature of some event or a person. Basically it’s when you want to say that it’s not really surprising that something happened or someone acted a certain way.
The second one – “It came as a surprise to me that” – can be used whenever you’re trying to say quite the opposite – namely, when something was quite unexpected and surprising.
But if you want to learn more about this particular phrase and hear my sample sentences – watch the video above or alternatively listen to the podcast in case YouTube videos aren’t supported in your country.
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