Hi~ everyone. I met an expression. And I would like to know what exactly it means. Please help me. [line] ........... ....... .... Mr. Monk: But, Sergeant, there is something wrong here. A sergeant: You're absolutely right, sir. And it's you. A lawyer: Ahem, excuse me, General, but I think you need to listen to him because he's brilliant and he happens to be noticing things that maybe some people aren't. [context] It is from a TV show named Monk. (It is a comedy) Mr. Monk is a private detective. He is not a cop. He is on his way home. He gets stuck in a traffic jam and finds that it is because of a car accident. He wants to take a look at it. So he walks out of his car and goes to the spot. When he makes his way to the spot, he meets a man. His job is a lawyer. (The lawyer is not a serious man. He is kind of rude.) The two men decide to go to the spot together. When they arrive at the place, Mr. Monk finds a few odd things. And the lawyer is surprised how good Mr. Monk is. At that time a cop comes along and asks them to get out of the spot. And Mr. Monk responds, [question] (A) ..... and he happens to be noticing things ........ (B) ..... and he is noticing things ........ I guess the meanings of the both sentences are same but the feelings are different. I would like to know what different feeling you feel when you read (A). I have three guesses. <1> I think (A) is more dramatic. The lawyer wants to have the police listen to what Mr. Monk says. So he mentions Mr. Monk's ability dramatically so that the police would listen to Mr. Monk carefully. <2> I think (A) is more polite. Well he doesn't sound polite in the movie when he says that line. But I just want to give it a shot. He is a lawyer so maybe he get used to what lawyers say in a court. And I guess lawyers use very polite expressions in a court. And maybe the expression 'happen to' is one of them. And it just comes out when he is defending Mr. Monk. <3> I think (A) is only what lawyers would say. He is a lawyer. So he just uses one of the expressions that he uses in a court. Thank you for reading my post.