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    #1

    it did not happen

    I'm looking for a phrasal verb to mean "to happen" like in : "It did not happen(some event)."


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    #2

    Re: it did not happen

    Like "it was cancelled" OR "it never took place"?

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    #3

    Re: it did not happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Like "it was cancelled" OR "it never took place"?
    I like the second one.
    Thanks Anglika.

    Can I use it like this.

    Were supposed to have a meeting yesterday but it never took place.
    I was supposed to meet him yesterday but it was cancelled.


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    Re: it did not happen

    We were supposed to have a meeting yesterday but it never took place.
    I was supposed to meet him yesterday but it was cancelled. No - but you can say " I was supposed to have a meeting with him yesterday but it was cancelled".

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    Re: it did not happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    We were supposed to have a meeting yesterday but it never took place.
    I was supposed to meet him yesterday but it was cancelled. No - but you can say " I was supposed to have a meeting with him yesterday but it was cancelled".
    Okay.
    We were supposed to have a meeting yesterday but it never took place.
    I was supposed to have a meeting with him yesterday but it was cancelled.


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    Re: it did not happen

    "go down" is a mostly street-slang, I think, phrasal verb meaning 'happen, take place'. Check it under phrasal verbs on the left of this page.
    Last edited by 2006; 14-Dec-2007 at 07:37.

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    #7

    Re: it did not happen

    Hi blouen,

    What do you think about: put off or put on ice?

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: it did not happen

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    "go down" is a mostly street-slang, I think, phrasal verb meaning 'happen, take place'. Check it under phrasal verbs on the left of this page.
    I've checked it out already. it's good!


    Hi Vil,

    it's nice, they both mean to postpone.


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    Re: it did not happen

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
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    I was supposed to meet him yesterday but it was cancelled. No - but you can say " I was supposed to have a meeting with him yesterday but it was cancelled".
    People do say and you can/could say,

    "I was supposed to meet him yesterday but it was cancelled",

    as long as there was context where the reference to 'it' was understood as a meeting.

    Of course, Anglika's is a more precise example.

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    Smile Re: it did not happen

    What if the "meeting" is not necessarily a formal one, but just hanging out with somebody?

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