Word study: Come
The word come can be used in different meanings. Here are some of the definitions and examples when the verb is used in different situations:
a) to approach or move toward a particular person or place: Don’t come any closer!
b) to arrive by movement or in the course of progress: The train from Boston is coming.
c) to approach or arrive in time, in succession, etc: Christmas comes once a year.
d) to extend, to reach: The dress comes to her knees.
There are many phrases formed with the verb come, such as:
|come across||meet accidentally|
|come again||used as a request to repeat a statement|
|come along||to accompany someone; to proceed, develop or advance|
|come around/round||to revive, to recover consciousness|
|come undone||(laces or rope) become untied|
Idiomatic English: “Come”
Come and go – to occur briefly or suddenly but never for a long time.
He does not live here anymore, he comes and goes.
Come down on the side of – to support.
I want to come down on the side of truth and justice.
Come off – (informal) to happen; occur
Her speech came off very well.
Now try writing your own sentences with the word “come.”
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