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    dream [about ... ] come true

    Hi everyone,

    Is it possible to split the phrase dream come true?

    For example:

    This was his dream about riding a horse come true.
    The performance will be his dream about staging "Hamlet" come true.


    ...or is this sloppy style?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: dream [about ... ] come true

    Quote Originally Posted by Katz View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Is it possible to split the phrase dream come true?

    For example:

    This was his dream about riding a horse come true.
    The performance will be his dream about staging "Hamlet" come true.


    ...or is this sloppy style?

    Many thanks in advance.
    I think it sounds unnatural. For your examples, I would use:

    Riding a horse was his dream come true.
    Staging Hamlet will be his dream come true.

    With the second, I might say "Tonight, his dream of staging Hamlet will come true" but I don't feel that that has the same tone as using "dream come true" as a noun in its own right.

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