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  1. Banned
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    It was a matter of chance

    It was a matter of chance that I should have rented a house in one of the strangest communities in North America. It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York-and where there are, among other natural curiosities, two unusual formations of land.

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    Hi,
    I know what "chance" is but would you please clarify it to me? I mean it doesn't make sense to say "I should have rented a house by chance"
    Does the blue part mean that?

    Thank you

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    Re: It was a matter of chance

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    It was a matter of chance that I should have rented a house in one of the strangest communities in North America. It was on that slender riotous island which extends itself due east of New York-and where there are, among other natural curiosities, two unusual formations of land.

    http://www.publicbookshelf.com/ficti...r-vulnerable-5

    Hi,
    I know what "chance" is but would you please clarify it to me? I mean it doesn't make sense to say "I should have rented a house by chance"
    Does the blue part mean that?

    Thank you
    It means that renting a house in a strange community was not planned.

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