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    Come Easily

    "Success doesn't come easily for him."
    "A new language doesn't come easily for him."

    According to this entry 7a of this dictionary:

    learnersdictionary.com/search/come[1]

    ,"come" in this context means "to happen", not "to exist". Success is a state, so success could "happen". But a language does not seem to "happen". So, is the second sentence bad?

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    Re: Come Easily

    It's the troll again.

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