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    #1

    comer through? or come true

    Hi
    I came across it in the following sentence in my course book. Is it a big typo?

    When I started composing again, life was in front of me; all my young hopes were coming through.

    Thanks a million.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Re: comer through? or come true

    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: comer through? or come true

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post

    Thanks Charlie, doesn't it need an object? come through something. However, in my example it was "my hopes were coming through".
    Thanks for the reply.
    Being a non-native teacher, I'm so thrilled being in such a superb forum.

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    Re: comer through? or come true

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Thanks Charlie, doesn't it need an object? come through something. However, in my example it was "my hopes were coming through".
    Some of the definitions in that link are for 'come through' used intransitively. However, I don't think any of them work with your original sentence, which sounds unnatural to me. 'Come true' sounds far more likely to me.
    Last edited by 5jj; 06-Aug-2012 at 10:44. Reason: typo

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    Re: comer through? or come true

    Quote Originally Posted by moonlike View Post
    Hi
    When I started composing again, life was in front of me; all my young hopes were coming through.
    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Some of the definitions in that link are for 'come through' used intransitively. Howver, I don't think any of them work with your original sentence, which sounds unnatural to me. 'Come true' sounds far more likely to me.
    It's 'again' which made me consider definition #1. To me, it carried the meaning that composing had to be stopped due to external force majeure factors, so it made sense to use 'come through' with that meaning.

    charliedeut
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