This site is actually a nest of patterns… I observe with smile that after some time of using it the vast majority of us, regular ‘students’, started to use quite similar language
and ‘forum’s patterns’.
One of them is 'I came across … ’ – and you can see how often it occurs in ‘introductions’ for questions being asked by regular members.
But it doesn’t matter.
My true question is: can I say “I came across (some) problems” ?
How does it sound?
(My usual way is “encountered problems”, but ‘come across’ and ‘encounter’ are quite close in meaning, aren’t they? )