Come Down To

Come Down To

Infinitive: Come Down To
Present Tense: Come Down To/ Comes Down To
-ing Form: Coming Down To
Past Tense: Came Down To
Past Participle: Came Down To
It is a non-separable phrasal verb that can
be used in one way
  1. 1

    When a situation is reduced to certain outcome.

    What this is all coming down to is your inability to think clearly. Am I right?
    I didn't agree to doing this for it to come down to everyone not doing their part.

Come Down To
  1. Learning how to swim ______ _____ __ patience and perseverance. After all, nobody I know has learned anything new in one day.
  2. What our major concern ______ _____ __ is whether it will rain today or not.
  3. In the end, it _____ ____ __ how you risked your life trying to save her, huh?
  4. Politics _____ ____ ____ what the powers that be have decided. No one else's opinions or votes matter.
  5. How did our relationship ______ ____ ____ this? It was all good just a week ago.

Listen for the phrasal verb Come Down To in this inspirational video clip from the movie Any Given Sunday

  1. Coach's Speech: I don't know what to say, really. Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives. All _____ ____ __ today, and either, we heal as a team, or we're gonna crumble. Inch by inch, play by play. Until we're finished. We're in hell right now, gentlemen. Believe me. And, we can stay here, get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb outta hell... one inch at a time. Now I can't do it for ya, I'm too old. I look around, I see these young faces and I think, I mean, I've made every wrong choice a middle-aged man can make. I, uh, I've pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who's ever loved me. And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know, when you get old, in life, things get taken from you. I mean, that's... that's... that's a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losin' stuff. You find out life's this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game - life or football - the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don't quite catch it.

    The inches we need are everywhere around us. They're in every break of the game, every minute, every second. On this team we fight for that inch. On this team we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when add up all those inches, that's gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying! I'll tell you this, in any fight it's the guy whose willing to die whose gonna win that inch. And I know, if I'm gonna have any life anymore it's because I'm still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that's what living is, the six inches in front of your face. Now I can't make you do it. You've got to look at the guy next to you, look into his eyes. Now I think you're going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. Your gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team, because he knows when it _____ ____ __, it you're gonna do the same for him. That's a team, gentlemen, and either, we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That's football guys, that's all it is. Now, what are you gonna do?
  2. What is the message the coach was trying to make his team understand?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Learning how to swim comes down to patience and perseverance. After all, nobody I know has learned anything new in one day.
    What our major concern comes down to is whether it will rain today or not.
    In the end, it came down to how you risked your life trying to save her, huh?
    Politics comes down to what the powers that be have decided. No one else’s opinions or votes matter.
    How did our relationship come down to this? It was all good just a week ago.

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