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Francois

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"I attended his lecture and he came over as quite knowledgeable"
"I think he came across as a bit of bore though"

Are 'come over/come across' interchangeable?

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Casiopea

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Francois said:
"I attended his lecture and he came over as quite knowledgeable"
"I think he came across as a bit of bore though"

Are 'come over/come across' interchangeable?

FRC

To me, 'came over' in that context is awkward. :(

EX: I don't know what came over him. (i.e. He's not behaving the way he usually behaves.)

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Tdol

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They certainly are in British English.;-)
 

izabela

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Hi,

They are not synonyms in AE.

Let's wait for Mike to confirm it :)

Iza


Francois said:
"I attended his lecture and he came over as quite knowledgeable"
"I think he came across as a bit of bore though"

Are 'come over/come across' interchangeable?

FRC
 

Tdol

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Yet another difference.;-)
 
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