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    She found her lost dog all by chance/accident.

    She found her lost dog all by chance/accident.


    1. What's wrong with the sentence above? Please explain your answer.

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    Re: She found her lost dog all by chance/accident.

    You do not find something all by chance. You find something by chance or by accident.

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    Re: She found her lost dog all by chance/accident.

    You CAN, however, say "by complete accident" or "entirely by chance." You just can't say "all by."

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