come through / receive

suchard

Member
español
cuando uno recibe un mensaje de texto en el celular. estas oraciones tienen sentido en este contexto?
1-I received a message in my mobile
2- A message came through to my mobile
 
  • Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Usually we would say "I received a message on my mobile." I can't explain why - it's just an idiom :)

    (2) is correct but not so usual.
     

    Biffo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Thanks Biffo for helping me, so in which circumstance may I use: come through?
    In (1) the emphasis is on receiving the message. In (2) the emphasis is on the destination.

    Examples

    (1)
    "I received a message from my brother."
    "Did it come by mail?"
    "No - on my mobile."

    (2)
    A message came through to my mobile but I never received it because I had dropped the phone in the canal.

    Does that help?
     

    kayokid

    Senior Member
    English, USA
    Now I got it. number 1 : receive. number 2: it arrived but I din't see it. Am I right?
    #2 does not imply that you did not see the message. It emphasizes the method of how the message got to the destination.

    A message came through to my mobile. = A message was transmitted to my mobile.

    Well, that's my opinion...
     
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