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    for some it is a dream;for you its a dream come true. from www.ecomomist.com (advertise logo)

    i cann't understand its here.for you its a dream come true. i am puzzled over this sentence's grammer. if you can answer it, i will be grateful.thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesson cui View Post
    for some it is a dream;for you its a dream come true. from www.ecomomist.com (advertise logo)

    i cann't understand its here.for you its a dream come true. i am puzzled over this sentence's grammer. if you can answer it, i will be grateful.thank you.

    I'm not a professional teacher, but the phrase has been written without the apostrophe that would normally be present in "it's". The apostrophe serves to indicate that "it's" is a contraction of "it is". Thus, the phrase can be rewritten in this way:

    for some it is a dream;for you it is a dream come true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    I'm not a professional teacher, but the phrase has been written without the apostrophe that would normally be present in "it's". The apostrophe serves to indicate that "it's" is a contraction of "it is". Thus, the phrase can be rewritten in this way:

    for some it is a dream;for you it is a dream come true.
    if you are correct, grammatically the sentence for you it is a dream come true may be written like this: for you it is a dream that will come true. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesson cui View Post
    if you are correct, grammatically the sentence for you it is a dream come true may be written like this: for you it is a dream that will come true. thank you.
    Simply put, no. "it is a dream come true" may be expanded to "it is a dream that has come true". In other words, "it's a dream come true" refers to a dream that has already come true, not one that is yet to come true at some future time.

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