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    Smile a spare place come up

    He says he's heard there's a spare place come up at a kennels in the north. He thinks we should send the DIB(dog in black) there this weekend."

    What could I substitute for come up in the context?appear, arise, show up, or what else?
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    Re: a spare place come up

    Cropped up


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    Smile Re: a spare place come up

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Cropped up
    Thanks, Tdol, for the windfall "crop up."

    Are they all synonyms in this case, crop up, come up, show up, arise, happen, and appear?

    Thanks.

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    Re: a spare place come up

    They have similar meanings, but would be used in different contexts- if I had an unexpected problem at work, I would phone hoime and say I would be late because something had cropped/come up; 'arisen' would not work there (too formal).


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    Re: a spare place come up

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    They have similar meanings, but would be used in different contexts- if I had an unexpected problem at work, I would phone hoime and say I would be late because something had cropped/come up; 'arisen' would not work there (too formal).
    Thanks, Tdol, for the feedback; Iguess I got the picture.

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