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Grammar detail: verb て form + くる

verb て form + くる - become; do ~ and come back
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verb て form
+
くる
means
become
or
do ~ and come back
.
It is used to express a change of state that is literally or figuratively 'towards' the speaker. If the action being described is in the past, this could be translated as 'I have become'. If the action being described is in the future, it could be translated as as 'I will do ~ (and then come back)'.
Literally, this expression means 'doing ~ (て form), I (then) come back'. It is very commonly encountered in the set expression
って
ます, 'I go and come back', ie 'I'll be back soon'.
If the primary verb is a verb of motion such as
かえ
る or
もど
る (both meaning 'return'), the くる adds an additional sense of 'coming home'.
Some words are very commonly encountered in this form, such as
ってくる (bring).
In this phrase くる is usually written in hiragana, but it can be encountered in its kanji form, 来る.
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Kanji used in this grammar

コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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ライ   く to come   きた to be forthcoming   きた to induce   
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キ   かえ to return   かえ to send back, give back   
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レイ   もど to return   もど to send back   
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ジ   も to hold, to have   
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