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It's a part of a conversation: You are not going to believe this. There is a string quartet on campus, all students. And it so happened that the cellist graduated last year. They’ve been searching high and low for a replacement, someone with experience. Would you be interested in auditioning? Could you please explain the "it so happened that" part in the context? What does it mean?
Nov 14, 2021 1:54 PM
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Well, it seems that the speaker is talking with a cellist, who may or may not be looking for a position. So maybe (MAYBE!) that speaker means something like this: "You are not going to believe this, but JUST BY COINCIDENCE the string quartet has lost its cellist. If you audition, I think that there's a strong chance an experienced artist like you would get the position."
November 14, 2021
You can remove 'it so happened that' from the sentence and it would make sense. It is just there for emphasis, to interest the person being spoken to.
November 14, 2021
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