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    Default gerund

    Can the phrasal verb come to (meaning: result in) be used with a gerund?






    Example: The two men started arguing but they soon CAME TO fighting in earnest.







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    It makes sense to me, so I'd say the answer is yes.

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    Default Re: gerund

    The sentence is fine, but I don't think that 'came to' means 'resulted in'. It's more like 'reached a situation of'.

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