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    hi at all
    in this sentence
    would have come out to see you,
    i don't understand "have come out"
    i only found come out in dictionary
    thank you

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    Default Re: difficult sentence

    In this phrasal verb, "out" signifies a certain distance. So, if someone is very near:

    "I would have come to see you...."

    But if they live a significant distance away:

    "I would have come out to see you...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by adel87 View Post
    hi at all
    in this sentence
    would have come out to see you,
    i don't understand "have come out"
    i only found come out in dictionary
    thank you
    "would have come out" - Third Conditional (Hypothetical events,speculation) - You only find in a dictionary "come out". So, look up the other two. I hope you can understand after that.

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    Default Re: difficult sentence

    Thank konungursvia a lot. I was learned more an expression

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    Default Re: difficult sentence

    I am a little confused about what you have said actually..
    As far as I am concerned, adel87's question might relate to the TENSE, isn't it?

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