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    How Come + auxiliary verb

    Hi,

    As you know that "How come" means "why"
    Can we use it (How come?) with an auxiliary verb or it's used without that?

    I mean:

    1. How come you want to go to Paris?
    2. How come do you want to go to Paris?

    3. How come should you read it?
    4. How come you should read it?

    I don't know how to use it. Would you please be nice enough to tell me which ones are correct?

    Thank you.

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    Re: How Come + auxiliary verb

    I'd use 1 & 4.

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    Re: How Come + auxiliary verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd use 1 & 4.
    I'd go further and say I've never heard 2 and 3.

    @sb: "How come?" means something like "How does it come about that...." Expanded like this, it doesn't work with 2, 3.

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