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    come through the document

    I haven't come through the document yet.


    Is this sentence grammatically and semantically perfect?

    If yes, what does it exactly mean?

    I understood the sentence as, "I haven't received the document yet".

    Please help me.


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    Re: come through the document

    i've found the following definition (Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English)


    come through phrasal verb

    1 if a piece of information, news etc comes through, it arrives somewhere: We're still waiting for our exam results to come through.
    There is news just coming through of an explosion in a chemical factory.


    2 to be made official, especially by having the correct documents officially approved: I'm still waiting for my divorce to come through

    I hope it helps you a little


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    Re: come through the document

    Daina is right - if you want to say you haven't received the document yet, say "It [the document] hasn't come through yet."

    "I haven't gone through the document yet" means I haven't read it yet.

    [native speaker, not a teacher]

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    Re: come through the document

    1. I haven't come through the document yet.

    It's conceivable that someone might mean "I haven't yet emerged from the document", i.e. "I am still reading the document, which is difficult to read and understand". But it seems extremely unlikely.

    "I haven't come across the document yet" would mean "I haven't found the document yet".

    Otherwise, I agree with Delmobile: either "The document hasn't come through yet", if it's a fax or email; or "I haven't gone through the document yet". (The latter has implications of "checking closely", as well as simply reading.)

    MrP

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