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    Come/coming September

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    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?

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    Re: Come/coming September

    Come.

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    Re: Come/coming September

    Or 'this coming September'.

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    Re: Come/coming September

    Or 'in September, 2012'.

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    Re: Come/coming September

    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?

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    Re: Come/coming September

    'Come September' is a set phrase meaning 'When September comes'.



    It's just one of those things.

    Rover

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    Re: Come/coming September

    Agreed with Rover - you can use "come xxx" with months and seasons, as in

    "Come springtime, this field will be covered in flowers."

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