Come On

How to Conjugate Come On

  • Infinitive: Come On
  • Present Tense: Come On/ Comes On
  • -ing Form: Coming On
  • Past Tense: Came On
  • Past Participle: Come On
Come On is a separable phrasal verb and has 5 definitions.

Definitions of Come On:

1. To appear on television or be heard on the radio.

Examples: Music artists never forget the moment when their first song came on the radio.
My favorite show comes on every Monday night at eight o’clock.

2. When you encourage someone to do something.

Examples: Come on, hurry and buy it before the sale ends!
Come on, you can do it!

3. To try to attract someone with words or actions.

Examples: It annoys me when men come on too strong in the early stages of dating.
Her boss came on to her in the elevator.

4. The start of an illness.

Examples: I always eat fresh ginger when I feel a cold coming on.
I think she has a fever coming on because her head is really hot.

5. When something starts to function.

Examples: The power came on as soon as he paid the bill.
My computer isn’t coming on! What’s going on?!

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