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    #1

    come what may

    I knew Lida would always stand by me, come what may.

    Am I right to put the "come" before its subject?
    Thank you so much.
    Have a nice day.

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    #2

    Re: come what may

    It is perfectly correct to say "come what may".

    An advanced student, and even a native speaker, composing from scratch might be inclined to say "whatever may come" or "whatever may happen", but a fluent speaker also knows that "come what may" is a stock phrase, commonly used although unusual in word order.

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