always

al|ways [ `ɔl,weız ] adverb ***
1. ) on every occasion:
I always get the eight o'clock bus.
My mother and I do not always agree.
Starting a new job is always a bit of a shock.
2. ) all the time:
Is he always this silly?
There's always a pen in my purse.
3. ) for all time in the past:
I've always liked Sarah.
Has your grandmother always lived with you?
a ) for all time in the future:
I will always think of you when I hear this song.
There will always be a demand for English teachers.
4. ) used for saying that something happens often, especially when this annoys you:
He's always forgetting my name.
People from work were always calling her up at home.
as always
as on every other occasion:
As always, her father was there to meet her.
I/you/they etc. could always SPOKEN
used for making a suggestion:
You could always iron the shirt yourself.
it/this was always going to be...
used for saying that something has been true from the very start:
This was always going to be a difficult game to win.
there's always
used for making a suggestion:
There's always Sue if Jane isn't available.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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