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    Harry Potter sentence

    Please translate into English the phrase: "такое может случиться с каждым" from the sentence: "Флинт едва не убил ловца команды Гриффиндора Гарри Поттера, но, вне всякого сомнения, такое может случиться с каждым."


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    Re: Harry Potter sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    Please translate into English the phrase: "такое может случиться с каждым" from the sentence: "Флинт едва не убил ловца команды Гриффиндора Гарри Поттера, но, вне всякого сомнения, такое может случиться с каждым."


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    This can happen to anyone/anybody
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    i would say could
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    This could happen to anyone.

    I am a native English speaker.
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    Both could and can are widely used in this exact phrase:

    18,400 hits on Googe for "This could happen to anyone"
    and 15,200 for "This can happen to anyone"
    (when you enclose the phrase in quotation marks during the search, the exact phrase will be searched).

    What to use, it depends on the context.
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Both could and can are widely used in this exact phrase:

    18,400 hits on Googe for "This could happen to anyone"
    and 15,200 for "This can happen to anyone"
    (when you enclose the phrase in quotation marks during the search, the exact phrase will be searched).

    What to use, it depends on the context.
    Нет Бога, кроме Гугла, и charlestonian - пророк его!
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Both could and can are widely used in this exact phrase:

    18,400 hits on Googe for "This could happen to anyone"
    and 15,200 for "This can happen to anyone"
    (when you enclose the phrase in quotation marks during the search, the exact phrase will be searched).

    What to use, it depends on the context.
    Нет Бога, кроме Гугла, и charlestonian - пророк его!
    That I IS
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Both could and can are widely used in this exact phrase:

    18,400 hits on Googe for "This could happen to anyone"
    and 15,200 for "This can happen to anyone"
    (when you enclose the phrase in quotation marks during the search, the exact phrase will be searched).

    What to use, it depends on the context.
    Нет Бога, кроме Гугла, и charlestonian - пророк его!
    That I IS
    Too bad: Google is not popular on this board.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Both could and can are widely used in this exact phrase:

    18,400 hits on Googe for "This could happen to anyone"
    and 15,200 for "This can happen to anyone"
    (when you enclose the phrase in quotation marks during the search, the exact phrase will be searched).

    What to use, it depends on the context.
    Нет Бога, кроме Гугла, и charlestonian - пророк его!
    That I IS
    Too bad: Google is not popular on this board.
    (От удивления падает с броневика) - Then, what is???
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Both could and can are widely used in this exact phrase:

    18,400 hits on Googe for "This could happen to anyone"
    and 15,200 for "This can happen to anyone"
    (when you enclose the phrase in quotation marks during the search, the exact phrase will be searched).

    What to use, it depends on the context.
    Нет Бога, кроме Гугла, и charlestonian - пророк его!
    That I IS
    Too bad: Google is not popular on this board.
    (От удивления падает с броневика) - Then, what is???
    Лезь обратно. Оглядись, разбирёсси.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Columbo
    i would say could
    My mistake. At first I wrote could, but then I began remembering the rule, failed, got confused and wrote 'may'.

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    And your point it....

    18,400 hits on Googe for "This could happen to anyone"
    and 15,200 for "This can happen to anyone"
    (when you enclose the phrase in quotation marks during the search, the exact phrase will be searched).



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    I did not suggest that. I simply stated the fact that both versions are in use.
    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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