What is the difference between COME ACROSS and COME ABOUT? It's correct to say: That idea came about out of the blue....
Apr 25, 2016 4:54 AM
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When you "come across" something, you discover it for the first time. When something "comes about", it is created at that very moment. You wouldn't "come about" someone else's idea, but you could come across it.
April 25, 2016
In general, "come across" means to find or discover, usually in a haphazard way and in a situation where you were not originally looking for the thing that was discovered. Another phrase that means the same thing is "to happen across" or "to happen on." To "come about" means "to originate."
April 26, 2016
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