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    Talking Need example of sentence using of "happen to" in present

    I hardly get any example of sentence using happen to in present.
    Can I have some examples of "happen to" in present(NOTE- Not "happened to").

    Is the following use of "happen to" correct?


    He needs to understand why he happens to do this type of mistakes always.

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    GentleBoy

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    Re: Need example of sentence using of "happen to" in present

    Quote Originally Posted by GentleBoy View Post
    I hardly get any example of sentence using happen to in present.
    Can I have some examples of "happen to" in present(NOTE- Not "happened to").

    Is the following use of "happen to" correct?


    He needs to understand why he happens to do this type of mistakes always.

    Regards,
    GentleBoy
    No. The main reason is that it uses "happens to". Since you don't want "happened to", I guess "happens to" us wrong too if you want "happen to".
    This wouldn't happen to be homework, would it?

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    Re: Need example of sentence using of "happen to" in present

    Hello, GentleBoy.
    Please check this.
    I've often used this website (or search engine?). I find it very useful. (Thank you for sharing it with us, Rover.)

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    Re: Need example of sentence using of "happen to" in present

    Quote Originally Posted by GentleBoy View Post
    I hardly get any example of sentence using happen to in present.
    Can I have some examples of "happen to" in present(NOTE- Not "happened to").

    Is the following use of "happen to" correct?


    He needs to understand why he happens to do this type of mistakes always. This is a rather awkward sentence in terms of structure and grammar. Rather, "He needs to understand why he happens to (i.e. routinely) make this type of mistake (or these types of mistakes)". "Happen(s) to" can be used in at least one other way i.e. a mild form of disagreement.. (A) "I hate pizza with anchovies". (B) I don't know about that. I happen to like anchovies on pizza."Regards,
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    Re: Need example of sentence using of "happen to" in present

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No. The main reason is that it uses "happens to". Since you don't want "happened to", I guess "happens to" us wrong too if you want "happen to".
    This wouldn't happen to be homework, would it?
    Sorry. I don't understand you. Why use of "happens to" is wrong ?

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    Re: Need example of sentence using of "happen to" in present

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    Thanks. It helped a lot.

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    Re: Need example of sentence using of "happen to" in present

    "The falls are just great for tooth-brushing beneath, if you happen to be up that way with your teeth."

    Dr Seuss

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