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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:15 pm Reply with quote
Bridget
 
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What's the difference in use and/or meaning between these?

I came about that he received a promotion the following summer.
I would come about that he received a promotion the following summer.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:18 pm Reply with quote
Bridget
 
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Correction. Sorry.

What's the difference in use and/or meaning between these?

It came about that he received a promotion the following summer.
It would come about that he received a promotion the following summer.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:27 pm Reply with quote
MrPedantic
 
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Bridget wrote:
Correction. Sorry.

What's the difference in use and/or meaning between these?

It came about that he received a promotion the following summer.
It would come about that he received a promotion the following summer.



#2 speaks from the perspective of a point before the promotion.

(Note "from the perspective of": i.e. this does not mean "before the promotion".)

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