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come to expect

This page is about the collocation come to expect

collocation pattern: verb + verb

Meaning

learn to expect that something is likely to happen

For example

  • We've come to expect this sort of thing.

  • Since the traffic got worse, we've come to expect long delays like this.

Quick Quiz

We've come to expect water shortages because

a. they've never happened before

b. they've been happening a lot lately

c. they happened once a long time ago

Contributor: Matt Errey