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as usual ,as always ,like always
asked Mar 25, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 118060400227hh (220 points) | 1,215 views

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They're mostly interchangeable.

as usual: a collocation to indicate that you are describing something that normally happens or that is normally the case.

                As usual there will be the local and regional elections on June the twelfth.

as always: to say that something was expected because it always happens

                The issue is not the need for more houses but, as always, where to put them.

like always: to say that something was likely to happen as it always happens

                Like always, it was good seeing you.

[1] Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20always. Accessed 15 Oct. 2020.

answered Oct 15, 2020 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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