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An example use of happening in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… was the kind of happening and so most of …”
the word happening occurs in english on average 65.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that happening can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) leisure and entertainment;