again · adverb /əˈgen/Full view
A1 once more
Dictionary examples:

Could you spell your name again, please?

Throw it away and start again.

Learner example:

Thank you again. (Skills for Life (Entry 1); A1; Hungarian)

again (AS BEFORE)
A2 as before
Dictionary example:

Get some rest and you'll soon be well again.

Learner example:

Unfortunately, it started to rain when we were leaving the town, but five minutes later the weather became warm again. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

again and again
B1 many times
Dictionary example:

He played the same song again and again.

Learner example:

I read it again and again and was more and more surprised. (Preliminary English Test; B1; French)

once again
B1 again
Dictionary example:

Once again I'm left with all the dirty dishes!

Learner example:

Once again I'm sorry. (Preliminary English Test; B1; French)

all over again
B2 repeated from the beginning
Dictionary example:

We had to start all over again.

Learner example:

After that I went back to my home in Ribeirao Preto to begin my routine all over again. (First Certificate in English; B2; Portuguese)

yet again
B2 again after something has happened or been done many times before
Dictionary example:

The bus was late yet again.

Learner example:

Tom, thank you so much yet again for your interest, this talk is very important to me and to count on you is an honour for our college. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

then again
C2 used when adding a fact to something you have just said
Dictionary example:

I failed my history test - but then again, I didn't do much studying for it.

Learner example:

The fact that people live longer nowadays does have some advantages, but then again it also causes a lot of problems. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Dutch)

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