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Phrasal verbs with COME

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Christmas holiday is usually a long enough break for you to forget about very important collocations we use in English either when you speak or write: The Phrasal Verbs.

There are so many of them that it can be tricky to learn and remember them easily because there is no particular rule behind them, the only trick to get round to remembering them (Spot the Phrasal Verb!) is to get used to them by using them as often as possible.

The more you will hear them, the more you will know them.
To make it easier, we can learn them little by little. Today, I will be mainly talking about the Phrasal Verbs with the verb 'to come' as its combination with a preposition or adverb will twist the whole meaning of the verb on its own. I have chosen my top 5 phrasal verbs for you to learn today and improve your knowledge on such an important grammar rule.


In English, if you find or see something by chance, something you did not expect to see, you may use the verb 'to come across', it means that you did not plan on seeing it but you saw it anyway.
Example: 'I came across your CV this morning and I would like to meet you for an interview’ the idea of 'unplanned' is what is important in this verb and this sentence means that you didn’t expect to see that CV but you saw it anyway.
Moreover 'come across’ also describes the first impression you get off someone.
Example: 'He comes across as rude when you first meet him but he is actually nice'.

/job interview business people


This verb is used to describe something you caught in terms of disease, for instance, you could say:
Example: 'I feel extremely exhausted, I think I came up with the flu'.
It is a synonym of 'I caught'.


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If you want to convey the idea of something or someone that can be seen, appears or emerges you might want to use 'come out' for instance, you could say:
Example: 'This newspaper comes out every week and each time it does I buy it'.
It means that every week the newspaper can be bought and each time I buy it.

 english newspaper


If you organised a party and asked someone to come to your event, you would use 'come along' which basically means 'to invite'.
You could say:
Example: 'I’m making dinner at my place this weekend and I’m inviting a few friends, you should come along!'
It basically means 'I’m inviting you too'.

 friends party pizza gathering fun


And to end today’s list on phrasal verb with 'come', here is a rather common one that you probably have used many times, 'to come from'.
You could use it in the sentence:
Example: 'I live in London but I come from France'.

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Now, it’s time to get familiar with this list which I hope you will find useful, good luck and get ready for the next one!