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    Hallo,
    yesterday I read the phrase "All that could be comming to an end". Is this phrase correct or rather "All that could come to an end"?

    I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

    Lutz

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    Re: could

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutz- View Post
    Hello,

    Yesterday, I read the phrase "All that could be coming to an end". Is this phrase correct or rather "All that could come to an end"?

    I'm looking forward to hearing from your answer.

    Lutz
    Hello Lutz, and welcome to the forum.

    Both are possible, but there's a potential slight difference.

    The first refers to something happening now, whereas the second could refer to something in the present or the future.

    Note that you can also say "I look forward to your answer".

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    Re: could

    Welcome to the the forum, Lutz.


    Both forms are possible, though there is only one m in coming. The progressive form sees the end as more imminent.

    (crossposted)

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