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07 / 04 / 2006

HOW COME?: meaning and examples

Good morning. Today's expression is: How come? (informal, spoken English) It means: Why? We use How come? when we want to know WHY something has happened or WHY a particular situation exists. Example 1: Shaun: How come you didn't come to class yesterday? Walt: I had to work late. Can you tell me what I missed? Example 2: Nancy: I've decided to sell my car. Troy: How come? You just bought it! Nancy: Well, I like the car, but I am finding that it is just too expensive to keep a car in the city. It makes more financial sense to rent a car when I need it and use public transport. If you have any questions about today's Daily Vitamin, please post them in the Daily Vitamin Plus! forum section on our website. If you have any questions about how to use the Daily Vitamin Plus! section or would like to receive a Daily Vitamin Plus! manual, please don't hesitate to contact us. Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend!

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