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    #1

    I was an icident meeting.

    Are the sentences below correct, natural and do they mean the same?

    1) I was an incident meeting.
    2) It was an incident meeting.

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    #2

    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    1) does not make sense.

    What do you mean by 'an incident meeting'?

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    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    What do you mean by 'an incident meeting'?
    a situation when two people come together by case

    I also thouht that 1st sentence doesn't make sense but I found such sentence in my dictionary so I asked this question to make sure that 1st senetnce is wrong. But 2nd sentence is ok?

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    #4

    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    Hello, kompstar.

    Perhaps you mean 'a situation where two people meet by chance'.
    If that's what you mean, the phrase would be an 'accidental meeting'.

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    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Perhaps you mean 'a situation where two people meet by chance'.
    Exactly What I mean, so correct sentence is "It was an accidental meeting."?

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    #6

    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    I'm not sure if it's natural or not, but it makes sense.
    (Please wait for native speakers to respond.)

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    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    That's exactly what I mean. So is the correct sentence is "It was an accidental meeting"?
    See my corrections above.

    Are you sure that the sentence quoted in your dictionary (sentence 1) started with the word "I", not "It"? Which dictionary was it in and which word were you looking up at the time?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    Yes, I'm sure. I have a dictionary called "Wielki słownik angielsko-polski...." on my computer...

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    #9

    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    'I was an incident meeting' still does not make sense.

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    #10

    Re: I was an icident meeting.

    Does the word "to" in Polish mean "I" in English?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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