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    Cool come across with?

    Hello Everyone!

    Is the use of with correct here, please?

    "I came across with my former boss yesterday".

    Thanks a lot!!
    Will

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    Re: come across with?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello Everyone!

    Is the use of with correct here, please?

    "I came across with my former boss yesterday".

    Thanks a lot!!
    Will
    No.

    What are you trying to say? Are you saying that you met him accidentally or unexpectedly somewhere? Did you travel somewhere with him?

    If you're talking about meeting him unexpectedly then you are probably looking for "I came across my former boss". However, there has a been a very recent thread on here about that very phrase (sorry, I can't find the thread). I would personally not use "come across + a person" but there were other opinions.

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    Re: come across with?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No.

    What are you trying to say? Are you saying that you met him accidentally or unexpectedly somewhere? Did you travel somewhere with him?

    If you're talking about meeting him unexpectedly then you are probably looking for "I came across my former boss". However, there has a been a very recent thread on here about that very phrase (sorry, I can't find the thread). I would personally not use "come across + a person" but there were other opinions.
    I agree. I would only use "come across + something." How about "I ran into my former boss?" You wouldn't use "with." In another context you might say "I came across the Channel with my former boss yesterday."

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