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    Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    While annual vacation days are limited to 10 days per day,employees facing unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting situations may be granted leave.

    Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpectingd have few differences, but in this sentence I don't know how to choose.
    I think each one are acceptable. Please someone help me choose the best answer.

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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    I would choose 'unexpected'.
    'Unforseen circumstances' and 'exigent circumstances' are more common.
    Also, 'annual leave' is more common when we talk about conditions of employment, than 'annual vacation days'.

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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would choose 'unexpected'.
    'Unforseen circumstances' and 'exigent circumstances' are more common.
    Also, 'annual leave' is more common when we talk about conditions of employment, than 'annual vacation days'.

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    I don't know whether they have difference in grammar or not.
    Because they are all adjective and few differences, I think they are a common expression.

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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    Only "unexpected" would be common in that use.

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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Only "unexpected" would be common in that use.
    Why? Are there any different among them?

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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    Quote Originally Posted by kiann View Post
    Why? Are there any different among them?
    Only "unexpected" is natural English in that context. In fact "unexpecting" is more than unnatural, it's wrong.

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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    Quote Originally Posted by kiann View Post
    Are there any different among them?
    I found a difference: 'unexpected' can be found on the following dictionaries but 'unexpectable' and 'unexpecting' cannot.
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/

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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    Quote Originally Posted by kiann View Post
    Are there any different among them?

    Is there any difference between them?
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    Re: Unexpectable/unexpected/unexpecting difference

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I would choose 'unexpected'.
    'Unforseen circumstances' and 'exigent circumstances' are more common.
    Also, 'annual leave' is more common when we talk about conditions of employment, than 'annual vacation days'.

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    It's more normal in the US to speak of "vacation days" than "leave."

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