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  1. beachboy's Avatar
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    #1

    come up (to/with)

    He rang to say he would be late home - something had come up at the office.
    Is it right to say Something had come up to (or with) his wife?

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    Re: come up (to/with)

    with

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    #3

    Re: come up (to/with)

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    He rang to say he would be late home - something had come up at the office.
    Is it right to say Something had come up to (or with) his wife?
    Unless something (ex. a giant bear) actually had come up to* his wife.

    *that is, approached


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