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    Are these sentences correct?

    Hi,

    would you please tell me if the sentences are correct or not.

    1.Mini-skirts came/went in to fashion in the 1960s.

    2.Ugh! The milk's come/gone sour!

    3. I don't feel old, but I'm beginning to go/come grey.

    4.Most of my money comes/goes on bills.
    5.Everything will come/go right in the end.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by maral55 View Post
    Hi,

    would you please tell me if the sentences are correct or not.

    1.Mini-skirts came/went in to fashion in the 1960s.

    2.Ugh! The milk's come/gone sour!

    3. I don't feel old, but I'm beginning to go/come grey.

    4.Most of my money comes/goes on bills.
    5.Everything will come/go right in the end.

    Thanks.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***My respectful suggestions: (1) Miniskirts (one word) came into (one word) fashion in the 1960s. (2) Correct. (3) Correct. ("grAy" in the United States) (4) Correct. (Perhaps "for bills" in the States) (5) Correct. You are an excellent student. Thank you.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Would milk's come sour be incorrect?


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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Would milk's come sour be incorrect?
    Yes: not idiomatic.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    It doesn't sound good to me either. But afaik 'come' has a regular meaning of 'become', not idiomatic, so can't I simply use it? I would definitely say 'gone' but is it grammatically incorrect for sure?

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    It doesn't sound good to me either. But afaik 'come' has a regular meaning of 'become', not idiomatic, so can't I simply use it? I would definitely say 'gone' but is it grammatically incorrect for sure?
    "Come" is not the same as "become". I could say to you "Please come to dinner on Saturday" not "Please become to dinner..." There are many other examples. You could say "the milk has become sour" but not "the milk has come sour".

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Would milk's come sour be incorrect?
    ***NOT a teacher***The milk's come sour. = The mill has come sour. = probably "incorrect." / The milk's become sour. = The milk has become sour. = probably OK./ The milk's turned sour. = The milk has turned sour. = probably OK. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Come" is not the same as "become". I could say to you "Please come to dinner on Saturday" not "Please become to dinner..." There are many other examples. You could say "the milk has become sour" but not "the milk has come sour".
    Of course they do not mean the same thing all the time. What I meant was that one meaning of 'come' is 'become' as in:
    Now, things are coming clear.
    I've just checked in a dictionary and it is said explicitly there that it's one of the word's meanings.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    Of course they do not mean the same thing all the time. What I meant was that one meaning of 'come' is 'become' as in:
    Now, things are coming clear.
    I've just checked in a dictionary and it is said explicitly there that it's one of the word's meanings.
    Now, things are coming clear. This is wrong, it should be "becoming clear". Which dictionary are you talking about?

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Now, things are coming clear. This is wrong, it should be "becoming clear". Which dictionary are you talking about?
    Merriam-Webster.

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