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    I didn't see that coming

    "Our president just resigned." - "Wow, I didn't see that coming."
    (Words & Phrases Tip 114 "I didn't see that coming.")

    Is it correct to say "I didn't see it coming" to mean "I didn't see that coming"?

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    Re: I didn't see that coming

    Not really, no. We do use the version with "it" but usually only when we are the person to say both parts of the sentence.

    John: The president just resigned. I'm really surprised - I didn't see it coming.
    Jane: Me neither.

    John: The president just resigned.
    Jane: Wow! Really? I didn't see that coming!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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