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I need help..
Is the following correct, can one say:
- That something new "wasn't calculated on"? -
Or maybe "wasn't calculated for"?
Trying to say that something happened that we didn't anticipate.. "Something happened that wasn't calculated on/for."
(Note, it's important that the word "calculated" is being used, if it even is okay to use the word calculate as a synonym to anticipate?)
Maybe this is Swenglish? haha