[Grammar] go down with VS come down with

northpath

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Is it true that when I speak of myself, I should use ‘come down with’:
I think I'm coming down with a cold.
But when I speak of other people, I should use ‘go down with’:
Three people in my office have gone down with the flu.
 

emsr2d2

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You're probably right that that is what you'll usually hear. However, if you said "Three people have come down with a cold", it would also be correct.
 

Tdol

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I would be more likely to use come down with for an illness I had, but that doesn't mean that I would only use go for other people.
 

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We don't use go down with​ in this meaning in American English.
 
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