Did you know that the verb come can be used as a phrasal verb with a huge number of prepositions? It’s amazing! That’s why for today’s English lesson, I’ve picked out ten of the most common phrasal verbs using come to show you. Let’s check them out!
- I came across a box of letters that my grandfather wrote to my grandmother. ← Come across means find or discover.
- I hope the weekend comes around ← We use come around when we want something like a holiday or an event to return.
- Everyone came away from the meeting feeling motivated. ← You can come away from an event with a certain feeling or knowledge.
- My friend Ed came by last night. We had a nice chat. ← Come by means to visit a person.
- The boss came down on me for coming late. ← If someone comes down on you, they scold you harshly.
- Bob came down with the flu, so he’ll be out of the office this week. ← Someone can come down with a sickness or illness.
- That green bowl came from my grandmother’s house. ← We use come from to show the origin of a person or object.
- No matter how often we ask the boss for a raise, nothing will come of ← We use come of to show the result of something.
- A button on my shirt came off this morning. ← Come off means detach or separate from.
- After the go live date, several problems with the new website came up. ← If something comes up, it happens or occurs unexpectedly.
Well, that’s a lot of phrasal verbs! Now it’s your turn: Choose one and write a sentence with it in the comments section below. I’ll check it for you!
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