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    with a cold

    Dear teachers.

    I'd like to know the meaning of (1) and (2).
    1. I am down with a cold.
    2. I have come down with a cold.

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    Re: with a cold

    They mean pretty much the same thing.

    1. I am down with a cold.
    => I am not up and about, moving around, doing my normal routine.

    2. I have come down with a cold.
    => "come down" means, to suffer. My health has been reduced.

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