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  1. Newbie
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    "occasion"

    Hi guys,
    I would like to ask you if the expression "occasion", especially "family occasion" might be used for unplanned situations as well as for planned things. May I use it to describe a situation, in which a family member suddenly needs help (to explain the respective family commitments)?

    I hope this was clear enough . Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by puppy; 19-Jun-2009 at 21:25. Reason: grammar

  2. apex2000's Avatar
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    Re: "occasion"

    Quote Originally Posted by puppy View Post
    Hi guys,
    I would like to ask you if the expression "occasion", especially "family occasion" might be used for unplanned situations as well as for planned things. May I use it to describe a situation, in which a family member suddenly needs help (to explain the respective family commitments)?

    I hope this was clear enough . Thanks in advance.
    Yes, clear and OK.
    But the explanation would refer to what had happened. If you were arranging an emergency meeting of the family it would not be appropriate as 'family occasion' suggests a more relaxed gathering.

  3. Newbie
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    Re: "occasion"

    Ok. Thanks a lot!

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