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  1. qiye3322's Avatar
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    #1

    come to

    This campaign will provide a fresh perspective for people who have come tothink of nature as boring.

    What is the function of "come to"? What is the difference if I omitted that?

    Thank you in advance!!!

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    Re: come to

    You could only omit 'come to' by omitting 'have' as well:

    'This campaign will provide a fresh perspective for people who have come to think of nature as boring.'

    The inclusion of 'come to' means they have gradually reached the opinion that nature is boring.







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    #3

    Re: come to

    If you just omitted "come to" the sentence would be ungrammatical.

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