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    #1

    Come to have

    - I have come to have no self-esteem.

    What does this sentence mean?

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    #2

    Re: Come to have

    Which part is confusing you?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Come to have

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Which part is confusing you?
    Come to have. I don't understand the use of the verb "to come"

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    #4

    Re: Come to have

    It describes a gradual realisation or gradual happening.

    I came to realise that I was never going to be a film star.
    I have come to see that you are a bad influence.
    I have come to have no faith in the system.

    However, I feel that it doesn't really work in the sentence you quoted. Where did you find it?
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    #5

    Re: Come to have

    Kramer versus Kramer. The film. It's one of Joanna's (Streep) line.

    He was very involved with his career. And because of his attitude toward my fears and his inability to deal with my feelings, I had come to have almost no self esteem.

    Last edited by beachboy; 03-Apr-2017 at 17:02.

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    #6

    Re: Come to have

    This context would have been more useful in post #1, beachboy.

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    #7

    Re: Come to have

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    This context would have been more useful in post #1, beachboy.
    I didn't think it would be necessary then. Now it's clear.

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    #8

    Re: Come to have

    Context is almost always necessary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Come to have

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Context is almost always necessary.
    That needs to be repeated.

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    #10

    Re: Come to have

    OK.

    Context is almost always necessary.
    Context is almost always necessary.
    Context is almost always necessary.
    Context is almost always necessary.
    Context is almost always necessary.
    Context is almost always necessary.

    Can I stop now?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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