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    please check the sentence for me

    is it my words have come to bite me or haunt me?

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    Re: please check the sentence for me

    Quote Originally Posted by afua View Post
    Is it "My words have come to bite me" or "My words have come to haunt me"?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please see the amendments I have made to your post. Get into good habits with capitalisation, punctuation and spacing early on and you will find fewer amendments to your posts in future.

    In answer to your question, we usually say that something "comes back to haunt me" or "comes back to bite me on the ass". (Please note that words such as "ass" will normally not be written in full on the forum because it is slightly rude. You will see "a*s" or, in BrE, "ar*e". However, because you are new, it is helpful to have given you the full word this time).

    The important thing is to notice that we use "comes back" in this construction because it means that the words have "returned" - "come back" is the phrasal verb connected with "return" here.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: please check the sentence for me

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please see the amendments I have made to your post. Get into good habits with capitalisation, punctuation and spacing early on and you will find fewer amendments to your posts in future.

    In answer to your question, we usually say that something "comes back to haunt me" or "comes back to bite me on the ass". (Please note that words such as "ass" will normally not be written in full on the forum because it is slightly rude. You will see "a*s" or, in BrE, "ar*e". However, because you are new, it is helpful to have given you the full word this time). GASP!! Water and a fan please, hurry. But seriously, another slight difference between BrE and AmE, you would see/hear "in the a*s" in AmE.

    The important thing is to notice that we use "comes back" in this construction because it means that the words have "returned" - "come back" is the phrasal verb connected with "return" here.
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