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    #1

    to hit (on) some common ground

    Somebody wrote in an article in a US mag:
    "We had hit on some common ground."

    Is there any (subtle) difference in meaning compared to
    "We had hit some common ground.", please?

    Thank you in advance for any helpful hint.

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    #2

    Re: to hit (on) some common ground

    The normal verb is find some common ground.

    "We had found some common ground."

    hit on has this meaning. hit doesn't work.

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