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    become of

    “If this robot is not your mother, what became of
    your mother? Of your family?”

    What does the writer want to mean here by saying "become of?"
    Can we say "what happened to your mother?" or how can we say in other words?

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    #2

    Re: become of

    Quote Originally Posted by ovvpapatya View Post
    “If this robot is not your mother, what became of
    your mother? Of your family?”

    What does the writer want to mean here by saying "become of?"
    Can we say "what happened to your mother?" or how can we say in other words?
    Yes, "what became of" here, means "what happened to".

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    #3

    Re: become of

    And in this case, the second question starts with an implicit 'And what became...' before going on 'of your family.

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    Re: become of

    thanks :)

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