Sang-hyuck Nam
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Come off vs happen vs occur When "come off" is acting like "happen" or "occur" as in "something comes off" for example, is the "come off" different from "happen" or "occur"? Or are they just similar in that usage? Thank you!
Sep 29, 2019 11:31 PM
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Thank you so much! I got it now!
September 30, 2019
Are you sure it's "came off" and not "went off"? Off the top of my head, I can think of "It went off without a hitch" as in something happened/occurred without any problems.
September 29, 2019
So I think the best way I can explain it is that each of the three words have slightly different nuances, but almost the same exact meaning. In most situations you can use any of these options to accomplish the same intent. I hope the below examples help, but let me know if you want more. "The message comes off as funny" - The message was received or interpreted as being funny "The message happens to be funny" - The message was unexpectedly funny by chance "The message occurred to be funny" - As a fact, the message was funny
September 29, 2019
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Sang-hyuck Nam
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