Mar 2, 2017

COME ACROSS somebody or something

8 cards
, 19 answers
  • Study box. Read these sentences carefully.

    1. While she was cleaning, she came across a pair of gold earrings.
    2. I’ve never come across anything like this before. What is it?
    3. Whose book is this? I came across it in a drawer.
    4. She is the most difficult woman I have ever come across.
    • Use the sentences in the study box to help you do these exercises.
      • Complete the meaning of ‘come across somebody or something’ by putting the words below into the correct place:

        chance       •       planned       •       meet

        to find or somebody or something by , without having or thought about it

        • If you come across a book in a bookshop, which of the following might be true?
          • You didn’t know it was there.
          • Your teacher had told you to go to the bookshop and buy it.

        • Which of these are grammatically possible?
          • She came a book across
          • She came across a book
          • She came it across
          • She came across it

      • Choose the right form of phrasal verb.
        • Did you  . . . 
          come across anything
          interesting during your investigation?
          • come anything across
          • come across anything

        • This is an unusual book. My father  . . . 
          came across it
          in the library.
          • came across it
          • came it across

        • This is a recipe that I  . . . 
          came across
          in a French dictionary of cooking.
          • came across
          • came across it

        • James is the strangest person I’ve ever  . . . 
          come across
          • come across
          • came across

        • Have you  . . . 
          come across a girl
          called Maisy White on your course?
          • come across a girl
          • come a girl across

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