Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: happen

  1. #1
    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    575
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default happen

    I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I know his brother.
    2. I happen to know his brother.

  2. #2
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,297
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: happen

    In some cases not necessarily, but happen to adds an element of chance/coincidence.

Similar Threads

  1. happen
    By wowenglish1 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-Apr-2011, 13:20
  2. happen
    By beachboy in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 20-Mar-2008, 15:34
  3. happen to be
    By lalda222 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Jan-2008, 17:28
  4. happen to be...
    By lalda222 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Jan-2008, 09:57
  5. happen
    By kutu_suci in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-Dec-2007, 05:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •