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    #1

    came/come

    It was heart-rending to watch my pupils floundering hopelessly came/come the examinations.

    Which word should be used?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: came/come

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    It was heart-rending to watch my pupils floundering hopelessly came/come the examinations.

    Which word should be used? come

    But more common grammar would be 'It was...........hopelessly when the examinations came.'
    Many thanks.
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