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    come to

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "come to" in:

    Rio Ferdinand: "I’VE GOT TWO KIDS MATE I DON’T GET TO SIT DOWN, CHILL
    AND WATCH TELEVISION.

    Host: MATE I’VE GOT THREE AND I WATCH YOU EVERY WEEK MATE

    Rio :DO YOU COME TO UNITED?


    Host: EH? NO.

    Rio: YOU DON’T COME TO UNITED. WHO DO YOU SUPPORT?

    Host: LIVERPOOL.


    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: come to

    Rio :DO YOU COME TO UNITED?
    Host: EH? NO.
    Rio: YOU DONíT COME TO UNITED. WHO DO YOU SUPPORT?
    Host: LIVERPOOL.


    maiabulela.
    He means: "Do you come to watch Manchester United play?".
    Man. United is Rio Ferdinand's club.

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    Re: come to

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Rio :DO YOU COME TO UNITED?
    Host: EH? NO.
    Rio: YOU DONíT COME TO UNITED. WHO DO YOU SUPPORT?
    Host: LIVERPOOL.


    maiabulela.
    He means: "Do you come to watch Manchester United play?".
    Man. United is Rio Ferdinand's club.

    not a teacher
    Is it present or past???

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    #4

    Re: come to

    It's present. He is asking the host if he comes along to watch United.
    The host says that he doesn't, because he supports Liverpool.

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    Re: come to

    Quote Originally Posted by JMurray View Post
    Rio :DO YOU COME TO UNITED?
    Host: EH? NO.
    Rio: YOU DONíT COME TO UNITED. WHO DO YOU SUPPORT?
    Host: LIVERPOOL.


    maiabulela.
    He means: "Do you come to watch Manchester United play?".
    Man. United is Rio Ferdinand's club.

    not a teacher
    This is not an American expression. Does this mean to actually attend the game at the stadium? Or simply to "follow" the team on the TV, etc.?

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    Re: come to

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    This is not an American expression. Does this mean to actually attend the game at the stadium? Or simply to "follow" the team on the TV, etc.?
    I myself got the second meaning! but I'm waiting for the answer, too

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    Re: come to

    Because it's conversational it's difficult to find further examples, but this is a conversation between UK football fans recorded for the British National Corpus.

    a- When is their next?
    b- Sunday er Man United.
    a- Yeah? You going?
    b- No. No I'm coming on Saturday.
    a- Come to Chelsea Tottenham it's a good week.

    He's saying: "Come to see Chelsea play against Tottenham".
    I believe this is the sense in which Rio says "Do you come to United?".
    That is, "Do you come to see United play?".

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