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    Dear teachers,

    I came across such a sentence: He became like his grandfather. I only know the pattern 'to become + n./adj.'. My question is : Is there such a pattern 'to become + prep. + n.' in English?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    I came across such a sentence: He became like his grandfather. I only know the pattern 'to become + n./adj.'. My question is : Is there such a pattern 'to become + prep. + n.' in English?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    It means, He took on the qualities/characteristcs of his grandfather.
    It's odd, but acceptable (e.g., He became like the wind and flew away).

    All the best, :D

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    Re: grammar

    :D
    Dear Casiopea,

    Thank you very much for your explanation. Now I see.

    Best wishes,

    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by jiang
    Dear teachers,

    I came across such a sentence: He became like his grandfather. I only know the pattern 'to become + n./adj.'. My question is : Is there such a pattern 'to become + prep. + n.' in English?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang
    It means, He took on the qualities/characteristcs of his grandfather.
    It's odd, but acceptable (e.g., He became like the wind and flew away).

    All the best, :D

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    You're welcome. :D

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