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    vil is offline VIP Member
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    come about / set off

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following excerpt from an English text?

    I won’t bore you with the details of how this came about. Suffice it to say that coincidence set off the chain of events that followed.

    come about = come pass, occur, happen, fall out

    set off = cause to occur

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: come about / set off

    Yup

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