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Once and For All
Once and For All English, baby! Video Lesson

Learn English meaning of ‘Once and For All’

Date: Dec 22 2015

Themes: Friend, Romance, Soap Opera

Grammar: Direct vs. Reported Speech


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We love to talk about other people, and we really like to talk about relationships. Maybe, one of your friends thought that a girl at school was cute. He chose to go for it and asked her out. You probably want to ask him many questions, but if you ask him all of your questions, it could bother him. He might tell you to stop talking about it once and for all.

When someone says, “once and for all,” they want something to end. Probably, they want someone to stop talking about something or stop doing something. These words make a sentence stronger. For example, your friend could say, “Please, stop talking about it.” If you keep asking questions, he will probably say, “Once and for all, stop talking about it!” When someone tells you this, it is time to let the idea go and talk about something new.

Brian and Gary are catching up, and Brian wants to know more about Gary’s past relationship with Jessica. Find out if Gary is really over her in today’s lesson about letting go.

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Brian:  So, I have a question for you.

Gary:  What’s up?

Brian:  Romeo stopped by yesterday. And we were catching up, and he said something that caught my attention. He said that Jessica is cute.

Gary:  I have to agree with him. Jessica is cute.

Brian:  So, that doesn’t bother you?

Gary:  Brian, once and for all. I am over Jessica!

Brian:  Are you sure? Because I told him I wanted to check with you before he asked her out.

Gary:  Definitely. Tell Romeo to go for it.

Brian:  OK. It’s just that it’s hard to know for sure when you two won’t talk about what happened between you at all.

Gary:  It’s not something I like to talk about. OK?

Brian:  It was bad?

Gary:  It was very bad.

Brian:  Seriously bad?

Gary:  The worst.

Brian:  Are you sure you don’t want to talk about it?

Gary:  You need to let this go once and for all.

Brian:  Fine.


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Romeo told Brian that he thinks Jessica is cute. This caught Brian’s attention because Gary and Jessica had a relationship in the past. Brian wanted to talk to Gary before Romeo asked her out. Gary doesn’t often talk about his relationship with Jessica.

Gary tells Brian that he is over Jessica. He isn’t in love with her now. Brian is worried because he doesn’t want Romeo to bother Gary. He keeps asking Gary questions because he wants to know for sure. Gary tells him to let this go and stop talking about it once and for all.

When did you want someone to stop talking once and for all? Did you tell them how you felt?



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Viet Nam

sometimes my friend borrows me amount of money, but he always forgets to gives it back, so i said that i do not lend him once and for all.

09:27 AM Dec 28 2015 |

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sometimes women can speak so time (mother, sister, wife…) Maybe we can say them ‘once and for all’ :)

08:44 PM Dec 24 2015 |


WordsmithSuper Member!

United States

When I was a teen, I wanted my parents to stop giving me rules once and for all. :)

04:29 PM Dec 22 2015 |



Yes. I  want to keep my past as a secret in my heart. So I won’t let others to know. When someone ask anythins about my past, I will stop talking and once for all. I will tell them my felt that I am unhappy with this so letting this go.

07:50 AM Dec 22 2015 |

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It’s kind of struggling with love but , deponds on who wants to broke up or fall in love .
During this romantic happen some extra people want to involve it .
If a couple are over and then a new guy need to know for sure they broke up it is not necessary to hire more people that they have no more relationship together .
The new guy can stop by and asking to make sure that she has not boyfriend .
In this situation , both side might confuse because there has been creating a lot of questions and guys want to keep serect their attitudes .
An other hand , an extra person wants to take advantage for them . It’s best way to tell him or her once and for all or let the this go . That would be polite way to tell some one who bothers with his or her more questions .

04:17 AM Dec 22 2015 |

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