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    felt like a dream come true

    My time cruising on the Disney Dream certainly felt like a dream come true.


    Hi,
    Does the above sound right to you, especially the underlined part?
    Is it better to rewrite it as the following? Thanks,

    My time cruising on the Disney Dream certainly felt like a dream coming true.
    My time cruising on the Disney Dream certainly felt like a dream comes true.

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    Re: felt like a dream come true

    The original is correct. "a dream come true" means "a dream that has come true".

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    Re: felt like a dream come true

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The original is correct. "a dream come true" means "a dream that has come true".
    Thanks, Raymott, for your reply, but I can't remember where I've learned the rule--"that has" is optional. Can you show me more examples in which "that has" is optional?

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    Re: felt like a dream come true

    The first could work if you didn't enjoy it as much at the beginning, but came to see it as a great holiday. The original is the usual expression.

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    Re: felt like a dream come true

    Quote Originally Posted by LewisJian View Post
    Can you show me more examples in which "that has" is optional?
    It's not "that has" that is optional. It's the adjectival use of the past participle.
    "Call the emergency response team. There's a train derailed" - a train that has derailed, or has been derailed.
    "We have many passengers injured." - passengers who have been injured.
    "There are still some posts unanswered." - posts that have not been answered yet.

    "A dream come true" has become a set phrase.

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