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  1. muktha's Avatar
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    power went off

    Could someone please correct this sentence?

    The power/electricity went off by 9 in the morning and came around only by 8 at night.

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    Muktha

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    Re: power went off

    Quote Originally Posted by muktha View Post
    Could someone please correct this sentence?

    The power/electricity went off by 9 in the morning and came around only by 8 at night.

    Regards,
    Muktha
    "Came around" refers to a person's consciousness, not the power. It "only came back on at 8 PM."

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    Re: power went off

    What if I want to say,
    Around 8 o'clock it came.
    It came around 8 o'clock will be wrong?
    Both gives the same meaning right?

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    Re: power went off

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepsi View Post
    What if I want to say,
    Around 8 o'clock it came.
    It came around 8 o'clock will be wrong?
    Both gives the same meaning right?
    Since you're also a Kannadian, I'll answer again. Around 8 o'clock it came -- there is no reason to invert the sentence: "It came at around 8 o'clock." But this would describe a snake, not the power: "It came back on at around 8 o'clock." It came around.... "to come around" is an expression meaning "to come back to consciousness." Not to be confused with "to come" followed by the adverb "around" meaning approximately. You're also missing "at" to specify the time.

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