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Post  axel on Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:14 pm

Come and go

Knowing when to use come and when to use go correctly can be tricky, but the difference between the two verbs is very similar to the difference between bring and take.

Generally, come is used when the movement is towards the speaker or when a second speaker talks to the speaker about moving towards him or her:

• David: "Susie, could you come here for a second?"
• Susie: "Yes, I'm coming."

And go is used for movements away. So, when Susie tells Kylie about her movement away from her present location, she uses go:

• Kylie: "Where are you going, Susie?"
• Susie: "I'm going to David's office."

Even if we use go to talk about the movement itself, come (with) is used when we talk about someone else joining a movement:

• "I'm going to the pool. Do you want to come with me?"
• "Can I come with you to the concert? When are you going?"

In the past and in the future, come is used to talk about movements towards where the speaker or listener was or will be, and go for other movements:

• "Peter came to see me last night."
• "Will you come and visit me in my new house?"
• "Sheila went to the dentist yesterday."
• "I think I'll go to work early tomorrow."

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Re: Come and go

Post  sonja on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:40 pm

thank you for this Axel

I will not go to the concert, Guns N 'Roses
But I will surely come next time ... I hope it soon


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Post  sonja on Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:44 pm


I forgot .. why have you used the name David, Susie, Kylie ?
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Re: Come and go

Post  Jeremy Swiss on Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:11 am

sonja wrote:

correctly?

You have to write: "is this correct?"

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