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I searched the phrase it's suddenly come back to me in Google books and found that it's been used many times in a lot of books. However, to me this phrase just seems weird. IMO it should be rewritten as it suddenly comes back to me which is more natural. I'm not a English grammar guru and not sure which is correct. Hope someone can help me to clarify. Thanks in advance.

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    You understand that "It's suddenly come back" means "It has suddenly come back," the recent past. Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 18:37
  • D'oh, so the come in it's suddenly come back is the past participle form right? Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 18:39
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    Yes. I just remembered. This memory just now arrived (has just arrived, has returned, has come) back to my mind. Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 18:45
  • This is the "Hot News!" sense of the present perfect construction. Commented Apr 3, 2017 at 19:17

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It doesn't mean - It is suddenly come back to me It means - It has suddenly come back to me

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