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    go/come







    I wonder if there is any difference between "1" and "2".
    1.I'm going to the zoo this afternoon. Can you go with me?
    2.I'm going to the zoo this afternoon. Can you come with me?

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    Re: go/come

    Yes, there is a difference. The second sentence is correct.
    Come (actually come with) is used to talk about joining a movement of the speaker's / hearer's even if go is used for the movement itself.

    We are going to the theatre tonight. Would you like to come with us? (NOT Would you like to go with us?)

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    Re: go/come

    Quote Originally Posted by ManjushaNambiar View Post
    Yes, there is a difference. The second sentence is correct.
    Come (actually come with) is used to talk about joining a movement of the speaker's / hearer's even if go is used for the movement itself.

    We are going to the theatre tonight. Would you like to come with us? (NOT Would you like to go with us?)
    Actually, the versions with 'go' are also correct.

    'Come' is far more likely, with the idea suggested by ManjushaNambiar, but we can use 'go' if we are thinking more of moving away from where we are to another place.

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    Re: go/come

    I have just noticed that this thread is almost identical to one you started two hours previously. Please do not start two threads on the same topic.

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