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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    My dream come/comes true.

    My dream come/comes true.

    Should it be come or comes?

    I believe it should be 'come', but I often hear "It's a dream come true" and this confuses me.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: My dream come/comes true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    My dream come/comes true.

    Should it be come or comes?

    I believe it should be 'come', but I often hear "It's a dream come true" and this confuses me.

    Many thanks.
    It's Old Subjunctive: May your dream come true!
    Similar sentences: Success attend you! God save the Queen! Happen what may. etc.

    In you sentence 'may' is probably left out.

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    Re: My dream come/comes true.

    Hi Clark

    I need clarification.

    My dream come/comes true.

    Are you saying that neither verb is correct as it should be May my dream come true?

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    Re: My dream come/comes true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Hi Clark

    I need clarification.

    My dream come/comes true.

    Are you saying that neither verb is correct as it should be May my dream come true?
    Well, it could be an elliptical sentence. Then 'My dream come true' is correct. Though the phrase would sound more natural with the second person pronoun: May your dream come true. About one's own dream, I think, one would say: I want my dream to come true, or If only my dream would come true.

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    Re: My dream come/comes true.

    I think Tain Elaine meant My dream came true.

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    Re: My dream come/comes true.

    No, Engee30.

    I wasn't sure whether it should be My dream come or comes true.

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    Re: My dream come/comes true.

    As Clark indicated, it is "[Let/May] my dream come true".

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    Re: My dream come/comes true.

    Thanks, Anglika.

    You must have been very busy because I have not heard from you for a long time.

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