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    come to know - usage

    please clarify me.

    where and How can we use "come to know" in the sentence?
    what does it mean?

    I came to know that after 2 days? ..... Is this sentence well structured?


    please give me some examples in this regard.

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    Re: come to know - usage

    Quote Originally Posted by mcadhu View Post
    Please clarify for me.

    Where and how can we use "come to know" in the sentence?
    what does it mean?

    I came to know that after two days? ..... Is this sentence well structured?

    That is not how we usually use "come to know."


    Please give me some examples in this regard.
    Good question - you're observant!

    "Come to know" more or less means "become familiar with, over a period of time":

    I came to know Juan when I worked for his mother.


    ...or or "learned" (in the course of another activity):

    I came to know about engine repair while I was in the army.

    It's a good expression. The sense of it is that you arrive at (or come to) some sort of knowledge or understanding.


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    Re: come to know - usage

    Thanks for clarification.

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