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    Hi to everybody.
    This is my first post.

    I was wondering if the following sentence "nothing ever happens for nothing" (that is, "everything always happens by design") is comprehensible or if I need to make it clearer and use different words ("nothing ever happens by chance").

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    Hi,
    We generally say 'everything happens for a reason'

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    Thanks for answering.
    So I guess that the "for nothing" sentence sounds awkward.


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    Default Re: "for nothing"

    a little, yes

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