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Phrasal Verbs with “COME” (Free PDF)

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Here is a list with some examples of the most common phrasal verbs with “come”.

come across (1)- (inseparable) – to find.
Example: I came across a very interesting book while browsing the second-hand bookshops in London.

come across (2)- (inseparable) – to give the impression or appearance.
Example: He came across quite arrogant at first, but he was a nice guy.

come along (1)- (intransitive – no object) – to progress.
Example: How is her assignment coming along?

come along (2)- (intransitive – no object) – to casually attend or appear somewhere.
Example: When Mary came along after work, John left because he was still angry with her.

come around– (intransitive – no object) – to change opinions.
Example: After hours of arguing he finally came round (he agreed with me).



come back (1)- (inseparable) — to return.
Example: Madison comes back from Istanbul tomorrow. We need to pick her up from the airport at 3.

come back (2)- (inseparable) — to remember- when a memory returns because of something you see, hear or feel.
Example: It all came back to me when I saw the ring. I´d forgotten everything, but now I remember.

come by– (inseparable) – to get or obtain.
Example: I came by this watch when I was walking along the beach and found it.

come down (with)- (inseparable) – to become ill.
Example: Maybe you should go to the doctor´s. This is the third time you’ve come down with a cold this month.

come from– (inseparable) — to originate.
Example: Mary comes from a wealthy family. Jack comes from England.

come in– (inseparable) — to finish.
Example: Mary came in last in the race, but she enjoyed herself.

come into– (inseparable) — to acquire.
Example: Madison came into money when she was 21, after her parents suddenly died.



come off (1)- (intransitive – no object) – to give the impression.
Example: Jack comes off as a hard person, but in fact he is quite caring.

come off (2)- (intransitive – no object) – to stop taking a drug or medication-
Example: Mick is coming off drugs, he has a serious addiction.

come on– (intransitive – no object) – to give the impression.
Example: Jack comes on as a hard person, but in fact he is quite caring.

come on– (intransitive – no object) – to start to work (water, electricity etc..).
Example: The electricity came back on two hours after the power cut.

come out– (intransitive – no object) – to be revealed or to reveal information.
Example: The player’s past came out when his old friends spoke to the press.

come over– (intransitive – no object) – to visit causally or spontaneously.
Example: Come over for dinner tonight, we’re having a Sunday roast!

come through– (intransitive – no object) – to do what is expected.
Example: Jack came through only after Mary begged him for three days to get the tickets for the game.

come to– (inseparable) – to total (counting money).
Example: The restaurant bill comes to 200 dollars.

come up– (intransitive – no object) – to be mentioned in conversation.
Example: The topic of his money problems came up during the conversation.

come up with– (inseparable) – to invent or think about something new.
Example: Joe came up with a very good idea for the marketing campaign.

come upon– (inseparable) – to discover by accident.
Example: While cleaning the house, we came upon an amazing picture from the 17th century.

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