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Posted by: zwh
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:33 »

That's what Lingvo says about 'come' as a preposition:
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с наступлением, с приходом (момента)
... but come summer, the beaches would be lined with rows of tents. — ... но когда наступит лето, на пляжах появится множество навесов.
Posted by: Maksim Sagay
« on: September 13, 2019, 11:09 »

Thank you very much, Hellerick :)
Posted by: Hellerick
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:50 »

(wikt/en) come#Preposition
Quote from: Wiktionary
Preposition
come
    Used to indicate a point in time at or after which a stated event or situation occurs.
        Leave it to settle for about three months and, come Christmas time, you'll have a delicious concoction to offer your guests.
        Come retirement, their Social Security may turn out to be a lot less than they counted on.
        Come summer, we would all head off to the coast.
    Usage notes
        Came is sometimes used instead when the events occurred in the past.
Posted by: Maksim Sagay
« on: September 12, 2019, 20:30 »

Hey, guys! I have a question about some sort of an odd idiomatic pattern I came across today when reading Glen Cook's "Dreams of steal". It reads:
 "I hurried. Enemy patrols would be out looking for important bodies come first light".
  I generally understand what the "come" thing means here. But I'd like to see more samples where the construction works with this verb or others in order to learn how to use it freely. How is this grammatical topic called? Could you please give me a link where such sentences are broken down, discussed, reviewed? Or do it yourself if possible. Thanks for your attention!
Posted by: Jumis
« on: November 1, 2018, 12:00 »

I think that can be understood smth like "all the "y'all" appeals".
Yepp, like "my greetings to all y'alls", why not?.. Or is it kinda posessive form like "all those ya'll's bikes" etc.?
Posted by: Hellerick
« on: November 1, 2018, 11:42 »

I was trying to understand why a character's name is used with the definite article.
It turns out there is a special website exactly for this question: http://theleewit.com/
Posted by: TestamentumTartarum
« on: November 1, 2018, 01:04 »

Nowadays "y'all" became more common.
How about all y'alls addressing a group of 3 or more?  ;)
All you alls !????? :o
I think that can be understood smth like "all the "y'all" appeals". Not in sence you have explained above.
Posted by: TestamentumTartarum
« on: November 1, 2018, 01:01 »

How it's different from "all of you"?
"You all" - it is an appeal. "All of you" - is a listing, a naming. I think so.
Posted by: Hellerick
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:55 »

How it's different from "all of you"?
Posted by: Jumis
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:44 »

Nowadays "y'all" became more common.
How about all y'alls addressing a group of 3 or more?  ;)