always adverb எப்போதும், எப்பொழுதும்

1 at all times; on every occasion

  • There’s always somebody at home in the evenings.
  • Always lock your car.
  • She always arrives at 7.30.The children always seem to be hungry.
  • We’re not always this busy!

2.for a long time; since you can remember

  • Pat has always loved gardening.
  • This is the way we’ve always done it.
  • This painting is very good—Ellie always was very good at art (= so it is not very surprising).
  • Did you always want to be an actor?

3.for all future time

  • I’ll always love you.
4.if you say a person is always doing something, or something is always happening, you mean that they do it, or it happens, very often, and that this is annoying
  • She’s always criticizing me.
  • That phone’s always ringing.
  • Why are you always complaining about my cooking?
5 can/could always…, there’s always… used to suggest a possible course of action
  • If it doesn’t fit, you can always take it back.
  • If he can’t help, there’s always John.



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