As usual or as always?

igaox

New Member
Portuguese
How can I say an expression in english that means it happens often.

E.g.
Oh, The boss are late for the meeting..
- As always/ As usual?

Is it correct to say in a sarcastic way: Tell me something new..

Is that correct?

Thanks!
 
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    You can say either one, but the meanings are different. If he is on time once in a while, even just one time out of ten, it is not "as always" - though it may be "as usual."

    You can say either one in this context, but "as usual" is more common. Even the most habitual latecomer is on time once in a while.

    However, before you criticize your boss for being late, watch this video from CNN. :D
     
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