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With night coming on, we started for home.
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In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'coming' on? Does 'come on' mean 'appear' or 'start'?

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    1. With night coming on, we started for home.
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    In this sentence, what is the meaning of 'coming' on? Does 'come on' mean 'appear' or 'start'?


    2. With night coming, we started for home.
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    Can we say like this as in #2 without 'on'?

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    In this sense, 'coming on' means 'approaching.'

    Yes, sentence 2 can be used fine, too.

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