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    #1

    Its not a matter of if, its a matter of when.

    It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

    Hi,

    I have no idea what would this phrase mean. Could anyone please clarify it for me?


    Thanks
    Last edited by Sepmre; 09-Jun-2016 at 12:17.

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    #2

    Re: Its not a matter of if, its a matter of when.

    I take it to mean that it is not a matter of if it will happen but a matter of when it will happen.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: Its not a matter of if, its a matter of when.

    It means something is inevitable. There's no point discussing if it's going to happen; we just have to decide what to do when​ it happens.
    I am not a teacher.

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