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    I know where you're coming from

    Is the idiom ' I know where you're coming from' only used in the progressive form or could it be also used in the simple tenses ? For instance: ' I know where you come from'

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    Re: I know where you're coming from

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Is the idiom ' I know where you're coming from' only used in the progressive form or could it be also used in the simple tenses ? For instance: ' I know where you come from'
    No. When it means "I understand" then we only use the progressive.

    I know where you're coming from.
    I know where he was coming from.

    "I know where you come from" would be understood to refer to someone's hometown or home country.

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