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    coming/come

    Hi

    They know you're coming here for me.

    Would it change the meaning in any way if I wrote: They know you come here for me.

    Which of these two is better in your opinion: come or coming?
    thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    They know you're coming here for me.

    Would it change the meaning in any way if I wrote: They know you come here for me.

    Which of these two is better in your opinion: come or coming?
    thanks
    What is the context of the sentence?

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    Re: coming/come

    Hi,

    Please note that I am not a native speaker, and would like some native speakers to approve of my description.


    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    They know you're coming here for me.You're talking about a future action here. They know that this time s/he is coming for especially for you.

    Would it change the meaning in any way if I wrote: They know you come here for me."Come" here implies a repeated action. They very well know that the purpose of his/her coming is mainly you.

    Which of these two is better in your opinion: come or coming?
    thanks

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    The context is a repeated action. It's not that she is going to come here for me, but that she does it everyday. She keeps coming here for me.

    I just wondered if both would be fine without changing the meaning much.


    They know you're coming here for me. (everyday)
    They know you come here for me. (everyday)


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    Re: coming/come

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    They know you're coming here for me.

    Would it change the meaning in any way if I wrote: They know you come here for me.

    Which of these two is better in your opinion: come or coming?
    thanks
    They know you come here for me.

    Regards,
    rj1948.

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    So, "coming" is out of the question?

    It seems to me sometimes that eg. "coming" means that something lasts for some time such as "I'm not giving you the money" or "I'm not telling you where he lives"

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So, "coming" is out of the question?

    It seems to me sometimes that eg. "coming" means that something lasts for some time such as "I'm not giving you the money" or "I'm not telling you where he lives"

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    Simple Present tense is used for usual,everyday,habitual occurrences .
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    #8

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    In my opinion, the first sentence:it's key word is "you",and the second one is "come"."coming"is just a participle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    The context is a repeated action. It's not that she is going to come here for me, but that she does it everyday. She keeps coming here for me.

    I just wondered if both would be fine without changing the meaning much.


    They know you're coming here for me. (everyday)
    They know you come here for me. (everyday)

    If you mean 'everyday', then the second one is better.

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    It doesn't have to be everyday, it may be "quite often"

    Nevertheless, thanks!

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