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  1. angliholic's Avatar
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    #1

    Smile Legend/Rumor has it that

    Legend has it that the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty was a beggar before he came to the throne.

    Rumor has it that the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty was a beggar before he stepped to the throne.




    Do both of the above read good and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Legend/Rumor has it that

    Came to the throne is better, more natural to the native speaker's ear.
    Then it will read well.
    If you need a different phrase rose to the throne, or sat on the throne have similar meaning.

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    Re: Legend/Rumor has it that

    Thanks, Oregeezer.

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