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This may be a hard question to answer, but could anybody please help me see why you can replace 'for that matter' in [2] with 'come to that,' and you cannot replace 'for that matter' in [1] with 'come to that'?

[1] My daughter is coming down with the flu. For that matter, most of her friends at the kindergarten are coming down with it too.

[2] Why shouldn’t John, or anybody in this class, for that matter, do this?

Is 'come to that' a British phrase?
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Mr Wordy(Picky quibble: "I" should be in italics, not quotes.)
What does it do? Emotion: thinking

Michal
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Mr Wordy(Picky quibble: "I" should be in italics, not quotes.)

What does it do?


I assumed that HSS had put the word "I" in quotes in order to emphasise it, or stress it. This is not a proper use of quotes. Italics are normally used for this purpose.
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