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    run into vs come + preposition

    I ran into John in the street yesterday.

    My kid's ex-teacher told him that we could use a phrasal verb "come + a proposition(my kid couldn't remember it)" to mean "meet by chance"? Could anybody help, please?

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    Re: run into vs come + preposition

    Come upon.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: run into vs come + preposition

    Hello.
    I think 'come across somebody' is also possible.

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    Re: run into vs come + preposition

    I would use "come across" but probably not for people I just bump into accidentally.

    I bumped into John in the street yesterday.
    I ran into John in the street yesterday.

    I came across a dead body in the street yesterday.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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