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    Default There was a crowd *come* from

    "There was a crowd of eager, noisy, and good–humoured natives come from all parts of the island, some from curiosity, others to barter with the travellers on their way to Sydney..."
    (W.S. Maugham; Rain)

    Can I say 'coming' and would it change the meaning somehow?

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    Default Re: There was a crowd *come* from

    Yes- it would imply to me that they haven't all arrived.

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