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    something that it will happen.

    Please help me with the following. What is the meaning of the phrase "that it will happen" in the sentence You cannot always trust that just because he says something that it will happen.

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    Re: something that it will happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by svetlana14 View Post
    Please help me with the following. What is the meaning of the phrase "that it will happen" in the sentence "You cannot always trust that just because he says something that it will happen.
    I have deleted the final 'that' as it was used after 'trust'.

    Consider: 'You cannot always trust that just because he says something it will happen.'

    If you don't want to split up the phrase, say 'Just because he says something, you cannot always trust that it will happen'.

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    Re: something that it will happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by svetlana14 View Post
    he says something that it will happen.
    May I take it to mean 'he says something showing that it will happen'?

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    Re: something that it will happen.

    No, it doesn't.

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    Re: something that it will happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I take it to mean 'he says something showing that it will happen'?

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    No, not at all. It means what it says. Just because he says something [will happen], that doesn't mean it will happen.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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