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  1. WestChica
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    Hi, dear teachers,

    My question is: what does 'upon' mean in the sentence:

    He had come upon the diamonds one hot Sunday afternoon in January.

    Thanks in advance

    Olga

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    Re: Upon

    He had found them.

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    Re: Upon

    Quote Originally Posted by WestChica View Post
    Hi, dear teachers,

    My question is: what does 'upon' mean in the sentence:

    He had come upon the diamonds one hot Sunday afternoon in January.

    Thanks in advance

    Olga
    Not much, on its own - "come upon" is a phrasal verb. As curmudgeon said, it means he found them; but I think there's more to it than that - 'he found them by accident, while he was doing something else' Maybe he was going for a walk after lunch, or tidying the loft, or catching up on the filing ...

    b

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