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    Use of 'happen'

    Can you tell me if using of 'happen' correct in the following sentences?

    1)An accident happened yesterday.
    2)A driver caused to happen an accident.
    3)Due to careless drivers accidents are continue to happen.
    4)Negotiations didn't happen place as I expected.
    5)Did bad something happen?
    6)I don't even want this to happen my enemy.

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    Re: Use of 'happen'

    Quote Originally Posted by ercantuncer View Post
    Can you tell me if using the use of 'happen' is correct in the following sentences?

    1)An accident happened yesterday.

    2)A driver caused to happen an accident.
    2) A driver caused an accident.
    or A driver caused an accident to happen.

    3)Due to careless drivers accidents are continue to happen.
    3) Due to careless drivers, accidents continue to happen.
    or Due to careless drivers, accidents are continuing to happen.


    4)Negotiations didn't happen place as I expected.
    4) Negotiations didn't take place as I expected.
    or Negotiations didn't happen as I expected.
    Note that if you add a comma after "happen/take place", it will change the meaning.

    5)Did bad something happen?
    5) Did something bad happen?

    6)I don't even want this to happen my enemy.
    6) I don't even want this to happen to my enemy.
    This is generally phrased as "I wouldn't wish this on my worse enemy".
    See above. Only 1) was correct. I have given you correct versions of each other sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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