What is the difference between chance upon and come across


For example, the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb. Can I say the archeologists come acrossed an old tomb? Are these phrasal verbs interchangeable? Thak you in advance.

asked Apr 24 '14 at 13:09 Darry New member

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They mean about the same thing and can be used interchangeably in most cases.

One error you made was in trying to make 'across' past tense by adding 'ed'.  The past tense of the verbal 'come across' would be 'came across.'

link comment answered Apr 24 '14 at 13:15 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

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