Should I use "come" or "coming" in the following sentence?
Earlier, a senior school administrator warned me and other senior level academics that we might face a 10 percent pay cut come/coming September 2012 (the beginning of a new school year) because we are making too much money. Life is full of ironies, isnít it?
Anthony the learner
Or 'this coming September'.
Or 'in September, 2012'.
Hi Davd, Rover and 5jj, it sounds correct to me using "in" and "this coming", but for "come", isnt it a verb? So need a subject?
Anthoy the learner
'Come September' is a set phrase meaning 'When September comes'.
It's just one of those things.
Agreed with Rover - you can use "come xxx" with months and seasons, as in
"Come springtime, this field will be covered in flowers."