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    Question Happen to come across

    Does the phrase "happen to come across" (it's used) make much sense? "To come across" itself means to find something by chance, so adding "happen" doesn't change the meaning. It may, however, add something else, like emphasis or something of that sort. So, what does the "happen" add to this phrase?


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    Re: Happen to come across

    It emphasizes that by chance you came across something.

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