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    Red face I came to know

    Hi,

    When can i use the expression "I came to know"?

    I am came to know that this word has many meanings.

    Is this sentence appropriate?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: I came to know

    Yes. You were in a state of not knowing, and in the course of something (either a period or an experience) that state changed. You didn't know at first, but after the <whatever> you did - you came to know:

    During my first days at the new job I came to know many things that I had been unaware of until I became a bank clerk.

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    During my first days at the new job I came to know many things that I had been unaware of until I became a bank clerk.

    Can I use "on" in place of at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    During my first days at the new job I came to know many things that I had been unaware of until I became a bank clerk.

    Can I use "on" in place of at?
    Yes, I think so. "On" isn't exactly right here, I think, but the swap of "on" and "at" is so trivial that I think no one would pay it the slightest attention.

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    Default Re: I came to know

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    I am came to know that this word has many meanings.
    Is this sentence appropriate?
    You certainly cannot say "I am came to know."
    There is an archaic form "I am come to know," which is also not heard.

    We have a vernacular expression "Come to find out."

    > "I wrote him a lot of personal email. Come to find out -- he was married!"

    > "Guess what? I've just come to find out that they're laying off everyone in this department."

    > "I waited outside the ticket booth for an hour. Come to find out -- the show was canceled."

    > "Keep it up, kiddo. You'll come to find out how wrong you are."
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    Here are some spontaneous uses of "come to find out" that I found on line:

    > She took the kids and moved to Oregon. Come to find out months after she moved that she moved there because of a guy she met on line.
    > Come to find out, my in-laws having been watching Fox, too.
    > Come to find out, JJ is a pretty interesting dude!

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