[Grammar] Preposition She came... An old vase...

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She came... An old vase while looking for sth else in the attic. Is it correct to say 'came up to'?
 

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She came ... an old vase while looking for [STRIKE]sth[/STRIKE] something else in the attic.

Is it correct to say 'came up to'?

No. You only need one word between "came" and "an" in your example. It's a phrasal verb "to come xxxxx", meaning "to find/to discover".
 

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Come across?
 

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Less common, but equally correct, is 'to come upon'.

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