come + 動名詞就如其他接動名詞的行進動詞一樣,意指主詞在移動的同時正在做某事。

  • She came running across the field.
  • The horse came racing around the corner.
  • My dog always comes bounding out of the car.
  • When I call you, please come running.

come + 不定詞有「某件事的發生或發展」之意,有可能不在主詞的控制之中。

  • At first I thought he was crazy, but I've come to appreciate his sense of humour.
  • How did you come to be outside the wrong house?
  • The book has come to mean something quite different for me.
  • I have come to see that you were right all along.

在另一種 come + 不定詞的用法上,不定詞是用來表示「過來」的意圖,跟其他接不定詞的行進動詞用法很類似。

  • I came to see the new exhibition.
  • We came to watch a movie.
  • Will you come to eat dinner?