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    #1

    to have a word in

    Hello,

    Would you please help me with the following sentence?
    Does it sound natural?

    Circumstances surrounding us do have a word in the issue
    .


    Thanks for your help.

    Last edited by ratóncolorao; 05-Mar-2015 at 23:56.

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    #2

    Re: to have a word in

    Where did you encounter this odd sentence?

    Did it not end with a full stop (period)?

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    #3

    Re: to have a word in

    They have a "say," not a "word."

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    #4

    Re: to have a word in

    They can also have "a word" in AusE. But they don't have "word in" or a "say in".
    They have a [word][in the issue].
    eg. "Don't I get a word in it?"
    But I've never seen "circumstances surrounding us" having a word/say in something. Circumstances can have an effect on the issue, but "word/say" refers to an opinion, or some verbal input.

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    #5

    Re: to have a word in

    I can understand it as "effect" and not only an opinion. For example, I want to go on a road trip this weekend, but the weather will have a say in that.

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    #6

    Re: to have a word in

    Hmm, maybe.

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    #7

    Re: to have a word in

    Thank you for your help.

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