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The meaning of 'What should be a happy and fulfilling experience all too often is not.' What should be a happy and fulfilling experience all too often is not. This is an example sentence from a dictionary. I don't understand what it means. Could you rephrase it?
Sep 28, 2018 8:09 AM
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We could say, 'This experience [the one that is being described] should be happy and fulfilling. But very often, it isn't.' I hope that helps! Steve
September 28, 2018
Referring to something that a person might expect to be an enjoyable experience, for example starting university, a person might expect that this will be a positive experience, potentially fulfilling, satisfying, useful on a number of different levels etc. However someone might point out that many new students might experience anxiety, stress, financial problems etc, and see these as negatives. Hence a contrast between the expectation of a 'fulfilling and happy experience' and what may often - all too often means too frequently - and the reality of a possibly stressful and difficult experience.
September 28, 2018
September 28, 2018
I would first start by saying what is it that you are not understanding. English is very expressive and I find it uses a lot more vocabulary to express the same meaning other languages do in smaller structured sentences.
September 28, 2018
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