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    The figures come as Samsung, the world's largest technology firm by revenue, said Friday its net profit almost doubled to a record 6.6 trillion won ($5.97 billion) in the third quarter, boosted by strong smartphone sales.

    What does "come" mean here? Can I replace it by "come from"?


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    Default Re: come as vs come from

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    The figures come as Samsung, the world's largest technology firm by revenue, said Friday its net profit almost doubled to a record 6.6 trillion won ($5.97 billion) in the third quarter, boosted by strong smartphone sales.

    What does "come" mean here? Can I replace it by "come from"?

    No!

    If you added "come from" to the original sentence, the meaning of the sentence would be all screwed-up!

    The figures
    come as from Samsung, the world's largest technology firm by revenue, said Friday its net profit almost doubled to a record 6.6 trillion won ($5.97 billion) in the third quarter, boosted by strong smartphone sales.

    "Come" in this sentence is synonymous with "appear", "arrive", "happen", and "show up". In essence, the figures are "released" to the public.

    The figures come were released as Samsung, the world's largest technology firm by revenue, said Friday its net profit almost doubled to a record 6.6 trillion won ($5.97 billion) in the third quarter, boosted by strong smartphone sales.

    That being said, the original sentence with the word "come" is perfectly acceptable and would make sense to native speakers.

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    Default Re: come as vs come from

    anhnha, as a follow-up to the original post, I would suggest the following change: ..."its net profit almost doubled to a record 6.6 trillion won earned ($5.97 billion) in the third quarter,..."

    Business profits are earned ... lottery profits are won!

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    Default Re: come as vs come from

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    The figures come as Samsung, the world's largest technology firm by revenue, said Friday its net profit almost doubled to a record 6.6 trillion won ($5.97 billion) in the third quarter, boosted by strong smartphone sales.

    What does "come" mean here? Can I replace it by "come from"?

    No. "As" means "at/around the same time that".

    The figures come (are revealed) as (at/around the same time that) Samsung said on Friday that its net profit almost doubled ...
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. "As" means "at/around the same time that".

    The figures come (are revealed) as (at/around the same time that) Samsung said on Friday that its net profit almost doubled ...
    Well, thank you all!
    Is "come" a past participle here? I thought it is a main verb!

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    Default Re: come as vs come from

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Well, thank you all!
    Is "come" a past participle here? I thought it is a main verb!
    It is the main verb, present simple.

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