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    northpath is offline Member
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    go down with VS come down with

    Is it true that when I speak of myself, I should use ‘come down with’:
    I think I'm coming down with a cold.
    But when I speak of other people, I should use ‘go down with’:
    Three people in my office have gone down with the flu.

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    Re: go down with VS come down with

    You're probably right that that is what you'll usually hear. However, if you said "Three people have come down with a cold", it would also be correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go down with VS come down with

    I would be more likely to use come down with for an illness I had, but that doesn't mean that I would only use go for other people.

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    Re: go down with VS come down with

    We don't use go down with​ in this meaning in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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