The idiom all of a sudden means suddenly. We generally use this idiom when we talk about something that happened past, and usually the thing that happened was unexpected. You can use all of a sudden + S V or S all of a sudden V. You can also use all of a sudden at the end of a past sentence.
- I was waiting for the bus. All of a sudden, it started raining.
- During the meeting, Jane all of a sudden walked out of the room.
- Jack walked in front of the house. All of a sudden, a cat jumped in front of him.
- When I was sitting in the restaurant, the building started shaking all of a sudden. It seems like there was a mild earthquake.
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