to have a word in

ratóncolorao

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Hello,

Would you please help me with the following sentence?
Does it sound natural?

Circumstances surrounding us do have a word in the issue
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Thanks for your help.

 
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Rover_KE

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Where did you encounter this odd sentence?

Did it not end with a full stop (period)?
 

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They have a "say," not a "word."
 

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They can also have "a word" in AusE. But they don't have "word in" or a "say in".
They have a [word][in the issue].
eg. "Don't I get a word in it?"
But I've never seen "circumstances surrounding us" having a word/say in something. Circumstances can have an effect on the issue, but "word/say" refers to an opinion, or some verbal input.
 

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I can understand it as "effect" and not only an opinion. For example, I want to go on a road trip this weekend, but the weather will have a say in that.
 

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Hmm, maybe.
 

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Thank you for your help.
 
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