Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) something unexpected or not planned for
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    • unforeseen circumstances/problems/events
  • Analysis

    Something which is ‘unforeseen’ is not expected or unplanned for. An unforeseen event is surprising and catches those experiencing it off-guard. Similar in meaning to ‘unplanned’ and ‘surprising’. This adjective can be used in social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the airline was forced to cancel the flight.
    2. Concerts often have to be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Unforeseen trends have had an adverse effect on sales this year.
    2. The conference was cancelled due to unforeseen travel delays caused by strikes in the area.
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