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    coming to

    A girl, when was child, fainted in the packed church during a long Good Friday readings. They carried her outside and put down on the grass. Now, years later,

    "She remembered coming to, the sun, the light."

    Please tell me what underlined words mean? She is feeling the sun and the light are coming to her? Or she is coming to the sun and the light?

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    #2

    Re: coming to

    not a teacher

    In this context, "come to" is a phrasal verb meaning to recover consciousness.

    She fainted in the church, so they took her outside and hoped that she would quickly come to.
    Ö "come round" or "come around" can also be used for this meaning.

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    #3

    Re: coming to

    Quote Originally Posted by Sukhomvit View Post
    A girl, when was child, A child fainted in a packed church during a long Good Friday readings service. They carried her outside and put down laid her on the grass. Now, years later, she remembers coming to, the sun, the light.
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    #4

    Re: coming to

    Are you basically saying we cannot "put down a person on the grass"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-Aug-2016 at 11:57.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: coming to

    No — there's nothing to stop you saying that.

    I'm showing you how to express it better.

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