I’m an English learner and I saw yesterday tv soap opera ‘Smallville’ season 7 episode 5. From there, I heard an sentence but I don’t get the nuance of that.
“After all these years of reading these articles, you would think I would have figured it out.”
Would you please tell me the meaning of ‘After all these years of ~‘ and ‘you would think’?
Lana: I know. You were already asleep when I got home from Nell's. And you looked so cute, I couldn't bear to wake you. [ Chuckles ] But even heroes need their beauty sleep. After years of these articles, you'd think I would have figured it out.
Clark: I guess people only see what they think is possible.
Lana: Well, I, for one, am glad I've seen the light.
Clark: And I think the spotlight is better suited in Hollywood. I add these lines to get you more easily understood..I saw these dialogue maybe a hundred times but I couldn’t get the exact meaning.. It’s so sad