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    meaning of a sentence

    I a brazilian student and I don't know the meaning of the sentence "How has it come to that?"[/b]

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    Context is always useful, but it is highly probable that that means how did it get to be that way.

    Does that help?

    :)

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    It suggests that something has gone wrong and the speaker finds it hard to believe that the situation has gone this wrong.

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    It's a lament.

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