Why dream come not dream comes?

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I am confused with this usage. Dream is s singular verb and it should be 'comes' not 'come'.

But people use 'come' only. Please help me with the reason.

Thanks :)

asked Sep 21 '11 at 11:48 Sndp New member

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"It's a dream come true"

 

This does not mean "It's a dream that comes true".

 

It is a phrase. To "come true" means to become a reality or to materialise. 

 

It would be a dream come true. (come is the infinitive)

It was a dream come true (come is in the past participle)

 

Come /came / come.

 

Another example is:

 

The good guy went bad / he is a good guy gone bad

link answered Sep 21 '11 at 13:28 Andrew Pritchard New member

Thank you Andrew. SndpSep 21 '11 at 13:54

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"Come " is not a doing work or verb in this instance. Its a set of adjective phrase.Its a descriptive word for "dream" not a doing word for "dream". Neither the word "dream" here is positioned as a doer/actor. Hope this explanation enlightens your ambiguity.

link comment answered Sep 21 '11 at 19:41 fadhila New member

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