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    Default Preposition She came... An old vase...

    She came... An old vase while looking for sth else in the attic. Is it correct to say 'came up to'?

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    Default Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    She came ... an old vase while looking for sth something else in the attic.

    Is it correct to say 'came up to'?
    No. You only need one word between "came" and "an" in your example. It's a phrasal verb "to come xxxxx", meaning "to find/to discover".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

    Come across?

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    Default Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    Come across?
    Yes! Exactly. Well done.
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    Default Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

    Less common, but equally correct, is 'to come upon'.

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