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Jul 24, 2015

Have you ever made plans to do something special, and then come to find out, that you already had something else planned? In this short English tip, Gabby explains the phrase, ‘”Come to find out.”


This is one of those phrases that is not usually written about in textbooks, nor is it often used in writing, but it is commonly heard in conversational English. You might hear a phrase along the lines of, “I passed by the library the other day and come to find out that the President was autographing his latest book.”


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Episode transcript below:


Hey! How’s it going?

What’s up?

Welcome to Go Natural English.

Let’s get fluent.

I have a phrase to share with you today that is super common.

Native English speakers use it all the time and it’s probably super confusing for a lot of English learners.

The phrase is “Come to find out.”

“Come to find out” – what does that even mean?

“Come”, “Find”, “Out”?


So, I want to talk a little bit about what this means.

“Come to find out” means that you’re a little surprised – you didn’t expect to know some information or to be told some information.

So, “Come to find out” is something that you want to share like a turn of events.

So, for example, “I was planning to go to the beach tomorrow – come to find out, it’s supposed to rain. I can’t believe it. I’m not going to the beach if it’s raining.”


So, that’s just a quick tip to show you a phrase that’s really common, but not taught in textbooks.

It’s common in conversation though.

So, if you want to learn more about natural English, come to and grab a free eBook that I’d like to give to you as a gift with no strings attached.

Hope to see you there.

Bye for now.

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