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    #1

    come out in spots.

    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    He has come out in spots.


    Thanks a lot

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    #2

    Re: come out in spots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does this sentence mean?


    He has come out in spots.


    Thanks a lot
    He has spots. Spots - TheSite.org

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    #3

    Re: come out in spots.

    Is this sentence idiomatic?

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    #4

    Re: come out in spots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Is this sentence idiomatic?
    We normally come out in only such things as spots, a rash, bumps, etc.

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    #5

    Re: come out in spots.

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    We normally come out in only such things as spots, a rash, bumps, etc.
    When bhai said 'He has...' he was referring to the onset of the rash. So the sequence is: he has clear skin => he is coming out in spots => he has spots.

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    #6

    Re: come out in spots.

    In AmE we would say that he's "broken out in a rash." We don't use "spots."

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    #7

    Re: come out in spots.

    What about the verbs that co occur with ouns such as ''pimple'' or ''zit''? Is it correct to say: I have come out in a pimple on my forhead

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    #8

    Re: come out in spots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Is it correct to say: I have come out in a pimple on my forehead
    No. You can come out in pimples or zits, plural

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    #9

    Re: come out in spots.

    And if there's only one of it, you just get it: 'I've got a pimple right on the end of my nose.'

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