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Phrasal Verb of the Day

come about

Today: Wed, 28 Sep 2016

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Meaning: to happen, especially partly or totally by chance

For example:

  • come about Jim's business success came about after a series of failures, so he was very happy that something had worked for him at last.

  • come about How did the discovery come about? Were they looking for it or did they find it by chance?

Quick Quiz:

Most important scientific discoveries come about

a. in scientific journals

b. after lots of hard work

c. on the weekend

Phrasal Verb quizzes

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