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    Be, Come Up Against

    For these two sentences:

    1. "He was up against a lot of problems."
    2. "He came up against a lot of problems."

    Does the first sentence emphasize the situation of him having to deal with problems, and the second sentence emphasize the process of going into the said situation?

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    Re: Be, Come Up Against

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    Yes.

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