One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she became rich’
come to be, get to be, turn out to be, grow, get, turn
2‘he became Foreign Secretary’
be appointed as, be assigned as, be nominated, be elected as, be made
be transformed into, be converted into, change into, turn into, transform into
3‘the dress becomes her’
suit, flatter, look good on, look right on
set off, show to advantage, enhance, go well with
embellish, ornament, grace
informal do something for
4‘it ill becomes him to preach the gospel’
befit, behove, suit, be suitable to, be fitting to
‘I asked Harry what had become of the old gang’
happen to, be the fate of, be the lot of, overtake, be visited on
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