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    Question "Come up with a problem"?

    Hi,
    Is it correct to say, 'to come up with a problem', meaning "to run into..."?

    Is "to be dogged by a problem" used in written English too? Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: "Come up with a problem"?

    You could come across a problem. Or encounter a problem.


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    Re: "Come up with a problem"?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    You could come across a problem. Or encounter a problem.

    You can also "come up against" a problem. A problem can "dog" you as well if it's persistent and you don't find a solution to it.
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    Re: "Come up with a problem"?

    I believe "to come up with a problem" could mean to bring the problem forth. It's usually better to come up with solutions!

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    Re: "Come up with a problem"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You can also "come up against" a problem. A problem can "dog" you as well if it's persistent and you don't find a solution to it.



    Thanks. Does "come up against" mean "trying to tackle it" or "running into it"?

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    Re: "Come up with a problem"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Thanks. Does "come up against" mean "trying to tackle it" or "running into it"?
    "Running into it".

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    Re: "Come up with a problem"?

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    bhaisahab and I rarely disagree, which means that he is almost always right.
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