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susan_wu



Joined: 28 Sep 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:01 pm    Post subject: About "come across" Reply with quote

Hello,

Recently, I always see this phrase: "come across".

Who can give me some examples about the use of this phrase?

Thanks a lot!
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Navid



Joined: 19 Oct 2003
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Location: Iran

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Smile
I have this ?, too.
I'm hanging on for the answer from others. Very Happy
Navid Wink
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advoca



Joined: 09 Oct 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susan: You have often come across this phrase, haven't you?

It is a phrase that I come across quite often too.

To come across means to find, to discover. Here are some examples of its use:

While I was looking for my keys I came across the watch I had lost.

While I was browsing through this forum I came across your question.


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obelix



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To come across can also mean to appear or to seem.
He comes across as a sincere, sensitive man.
Hecomes across as a hard, cold man.
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Navid



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx a lot.
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