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    Hello,

    This is an example sentence I got from the OALD,

    'She comes across well in interviews'.

    Can I use this pattern as follows,

    'She came across well at the interview'?

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    Last edited by AlexAD; 07-Oct-2012 at 19:17. Reason: A typo

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    Default Re: Came across well at the interview

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Hello,

    This is an example sentence I got from the OALD,

    'She come across well in interviews'.
    She comes across well in interviews.

    come - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    'She came across well at the interview'?
    It doesn't sound right with "at". I would use "in".
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 07-Oct-2012 at 21:46. Reason: I forgot a word.

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    Default Re: Came across well at the interview

    "At" works fine in BrE.

    I always come across well at interviews.
    He came across well at interview.
    They come across well at interviews.
    Did she come across well at her interview?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Came across well at the interview

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "At" works fine in BrE.

    I always come across well at interviews.
    He came across well at interview.
    They come across well at interviews.
    Did she come across well at her interview?
    But would you also say 'She came across well at the interview'? I ask this because you don't use either "the" or "an" before "interview(s)" in your examples.

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    Default Re: Came across well at the interview

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    But would you also say 'She came across well at the interview'? I ask this because you don't use either "the" or "an" before "interview(s)" in your examples.
    Yes, that's fine.

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    Default Re: Came across well at the interview

    I didn't omit an example with "the" on purpose. As bhaisahab said, it would still be fine.

    I thought she came across very well at the interview.
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