Is it possible to use happen with "with" and "for"? For example, can I say the following?

I don't know how I pulled it off. It just happened for/with me.

  • It is certainly possible in a different context: happen for a reason - may happen with me at the helm. It might be grammatical but it would NOT be idiomatic in the context you suggest. – Ronald Sole Nov 29 '19 at 0:04


It just happened for me.

Is totally natural, common use, despite the comment indicating otherwise.

You even have the connotation of the phrase correct — if you didn't say "I don't know how I pulled it off..." it would still sound like you're not sure why or how it happened. It "just did".

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