1. We _________ Catherine yesterday when we were shopping
A came across B ran to C bumped into D fell into
I chose A but the answer is C. Is there any difference between the two phrasal verbs?
Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Jun-2011 at 16:30. Reason: Typo
I don't think I would ever use "to come across" to mean meeting someone unexpectedly in the street.
I might use it (rather disturbingly and I hope I never have to) for "I came across a dead body in a field" but to me it means to accidentally find something, not to meet someone.
Not a teacher
Sadly, dictionaries also have it wrong:
Come across someone/something to meet someone, or to find something by chance
"I came across a word I’d never seen before."
"Have you ever come across such a horrible person in all your life?"
come across - definition of come across by Macmillan Dictionary
The Free Dictionary:
1. To meet or find by chance: came across my old college roommate in town today.
come across - definition of come across by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.
Just goes to show...
Last edited by Mannysteps; 20-Jun-2011 at 17:37.