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    Person 1 : Are you with someone right now?
    Person 2 : Actually, yes. Oh, here he comes. Susie, this is my friend Changming.

    My question regarding above conversation is "what would be the nature of tense if we replace comes with came? "
    What would be the difference in meaning?
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    Re: conversation

    It wouldn't make sense to replace 'comes' with 'came'.

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    Re: conversation

    Will it makes sense if we replace "come" with "has come"?

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    Re: conversation

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    Will it makes sense if we replace "come" with "has come"?
    No.

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    Re: conversation

    No, the speaker is pointing out that he (Changming) is approaching right now, as the conversation is taking place.

    Here he comes = He is on his way/coming/approaching now (I can see him).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: conversation

    Sorry for asking again.
    What if we replace "comes" with "is coming"?

    Person 1 : Are you with someone right now?
    Person 2 : Actually, yes. Oh, here he ​is coming.

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    Re: conversation

    No. You can use either "Here he comes" or "He is coming", but not "Here he is coming".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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