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    come down to something

    What it(your help in learning English) comes down to humanity in the mankind.

    Is this sentence correct?


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    Re: come down to something

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    What it(your help in learning English) comes down to humanity in the mankind.

    Is this sentence correct?

    Oh dear. hummmm. Well now. What does Gary mean here?

    Ah, maybe this is right:

    Your help to me in my effort to learn English is a clear indication of the humanity of mankind.



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    Re: come down to something

    Your help to me to learn English all comes down to humanity of mankind in the end.

    I meant, by the sentence, that your help shows humanity of mankind in the end.

    Actually, I applied the meaning from cambridge dicationary, look below :


    come down to sth phrasal verb
    1 If a situation or decision comes down to something, that is the thing that influences it most:
    What it all comes down to is your incredible insecurity.
    It all comes down to money in the end.
    [+ question word] Eventually our choice of hotel will come down to how much we can afford.

    2 If a situation or problem comes down to something, it can be described or explained most simply in that way:
    What the problem comes down to is 'Will the consumer be willing to pay more for a higher quality product?'

    (from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)


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    Re: come down to something

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Your help to me to learn English all comes down to humanity of mankind in the end.

    I meant, by the sentence, that your help shows humanity of mankind in the end.

    Actually, I applied the meaning from the Cambridge dictionary, look below :


    come down to sth phrasal verb
    1 If a situation or decision comes down to something, that is the thing that influences it most:
    What it all comes down to is your incredible insecurity.
    It all comes down to money in the end.
    [+ question word] Eventually our choice of hotel will come down to how much we can afford.

    2 If a situation or problem comes down to something, it can be described or explained most simply in that way:
    What the problem comes down to is 'Will the consumer be willing to pay more for a higher quality product?'

    (from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
    Forget the second meaning - it is not relevant here.

    "Your help to me in my study of English shows the humanity of mankind."

    "At the end of the day, what is comes down to is that your help to me shows the humanity of mankind."



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    #5

    Re: come down to something

    Thank you Anglika.
    Eventually my choice of subjects has come down to which university I join.

    Is this sentence perfect?


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    #6

    Re: come down to something

    Yes

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