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    Hi all!
    I would like to find out what role does "come" have in this sentence?

    "Remember that come January you'll have to pay for your purchases"

    May it be replased with "coming"??

    Thank you for your attention.

    Darijus

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    Re: come

    Quote Originally Posted by Darijus View Post
    Hi all!
    I would like to find out what role does "come" have in this sentence?

    "Remember that come January you'll have to pay for your purchases"

    May it be replased with "coming"??

    Thank you for your attention.

    Darijus
    No, you can't replace it with coming. You could change it to 'Remember that this coming January, you'll have to pay...' It wouldn't have exactly the same meaning, but the overall meaning; that the purchases have to be paid for in January, remains the same.

    In the original sentence 'come' means 'when January arrives'.

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    Re: come

    Hi, bhaisahab!

    So in the original sentence "come" remains as a verb, or I'm not right? I was thinking that it was converted into adjective somehow. Then "coming" or "next" would be more acceptable.
    By the way, can we use "gone month" or "gone year" etc...?

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    Re: come

    Quote Originally Posted by Darijus View Post
    Hi all!
    I would like to find out what role does "come" have in this sentence?

    "Remember that come January you'll have to pay for your purchases"

    May it be replased with "coming"??

    Thank you for your attention.

    Darijus
    When January comes you'll have to pay for your purchases.

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    Re: come

    Quote Originally Posted by Darijus View Post
    Hi, bhaisahab!


    By the way, can we use "gone month" or "gone year" etc...?
    No, we say either 'the past month/year' or 'last month/year'.

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    Re: come

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    When January comes you'll have to pay for your purchases.
    Thank you, Harry!
    I clearly understood the meaning of the sentence. My question is about the construction of the sentence. I dont think it is incorrect because I took it from the MSN newsletter. These like "come year", "come month" appears more frequently. I just want to know what part of speach does "come" stands for in here.

    Darius

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    Re: come

    If these sentences are correct, it will be something new for me:

    1. Be sure approach January will bring some more cold to the country.
    2. Come year will show lower numbers of consumers confidence index.

    Any comments, please.

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    Re: come

    1. Be sure the approach of January will bring some more cold to the country.
    2. The coming year will show lower numbers on the consumer confidence index.

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