"Besonders häufig kommt es bei Mädchen und Frauen vor."

Translation:We are often in town.

February 13, 2013

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Can a native speaker explain the use of 'kommt es' in the sentence? Strict parsing of this into english isn't particularly enlightening


"Es kommt vor" means "It occurs that". "Es kommt häufig vor" means "It occurs often that" -- or more elegantly "It is common."

Note that "vorkommen" is a word on its own, and there is no need to associate it with "kommen".

Examples: "Das kann vorkommen" "This can happen" --- "Das kommt nicht nochmals vor." "This will not happen again."


Then, why it isn't correct to say "Especially often it occurs in girls and women."


Is that an idiom? I googled "es kommt bei Frauen und Mädchen vor" and got nothing.

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