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"Comment il se fait que..." simply not idiomatic?

H. A.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

"Comment il se fait que..." simply not idiomatic?

Is it simply the case that "Comment il se fait que..." is not idiomatic? Or do French people sometimes say it (rightly or wrongly)?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Harry,

"Comment il se fait que..." might be heard / used by French people. However, it is not the way to say it grammatically, i.e. one should use the inversion '-il'. I have heard it in the past but very rarely... 

I hope this is useful.

Bonne journée !

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I have never heard it. Whether it is *never* used, I can't say.

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"Comment il se fait que..." simply not idiomatic?

Is it simply the case that "Comment il se fait que..." is not idiomatic? Or do French people sometimes say it (rightly or wrongly)?

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