Results 1 to 4 of 4

    • Join Date: Jan 2006
    • Posts: 115
    #1

    It couldn't have happened to a nicer person

    Could anyone tell me the meaning the following sentence?
    '' It couldn't happened to a nicer person.''

    Similar sentences appears on the English text, but I cannot understand
    '' It couldn't happened to -----''

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,910
    #2

    Re: It couldn't have happened to a nicer person

    Situation- you have just heard that a good friend of yours and a throoughly decent guy has won the lottery- good fortune as smiled on a nice person:

    It couldn't have happened to a nicer person.


    • Join Date: Jan 2006
    • Posts: 115
    #3

    Re: It couldn't have happened to a nicer person

    tdol-san
    Thank you very much for your kind explanation!

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,910
    #4

    Re: It couldn't have happened to a nicer person

    You're welcome, Yoshitakehori.

    PS I agree with the other thread about this- it can be used sarcastically.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Apr-2005, 18:59
  2. "What happened to you" or "What's happened to
    By Cicily21 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-Sep-2004, 09:19
  3. person
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2004, 17:03
  4. person specification
    By abrilsp in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Feb-2004, 12:14
  5. Proper terms of expressions/phrases
    By Piak in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2003, 19:26

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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