Difference between grow and come in a context.

khauff85

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What is the difference in the sentences below?

I grew to appreciate her in a moment.
I came to appreciate her in a moment.

I grew to think bad things about him.
I came to think bad things about him.

I grew to misunderstand the situation.
I came to misunderstand the situation.
 

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There is no difference that I can perceive.
 
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I don't think I understand what these sentences mean:
"I grew to misunderstand the situation"
"I grew to appreciate her in a moment"

Meanwhile, "I came to misunderstand the situation" makes sense.
 

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What is the difference in the sentences below?

I grew to appreciate her in a moment.

In sentences like this, grow is normally used to describe a process that took time, rather than a sudden change. It would work for me if you changed this to over the following year or something.
 

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What is the difference in the sentences below?

I grew to appreciate her in a moment.
I came to appreciate her in a moment.

I grew to think bad things about him.
I came to think bad things about him.

I grew to misunderstand the situation.
I came to misunderstand the situation.

As I said below, there is no difference.
 
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