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    Preposition She came... An old vase...

    She came... An old vase while looking for sth else in the attic. Is it correct to say 'came up to'?

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    Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    She came ... an old vase while looking for sth something else in the attic.

    Is it correct to say 'came up to'?
    No. You only need one word between "came" and "an" in your example. It's a phrasal verb "to come xxxxx", meaning "to find/to discover".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

    Come across?

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    Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

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    Come across?
    Yes! Exactly. Well done.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Preposition She came... An old vase...

    Less common, but equally correct, is 'to come upon'.

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