Student or Learner
I have recently come across the following phrase:
"The most difficult part about the Environmental Film Festival is deciding which of the movies to go see."
I´m wondering if I could substitute the part "..which of the movies to go see" for: "..which of the movies go to see" . In fact, the latter sounds fine to my ears but not the former.
Thank you in advance.
The correct form is "...which of the movies to go to see".
The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary says:
In spoken English go can be used with and plus another verb to show purpose or to tell sb what to do: I’ll go and answer the door. Go and get me a drink! The and is sometimes left out, especially in NAmE: Go ask your mom!
(1) Yes, Americans often use go/come + simple infinitive.
(2) This is now done in conversation.
(3) One language expert says that this construction was once used in older English, too.
(4) Here are some examples: (Notice it's quite popular in the imperative)
(a) Go lie down.
(b) I'll go see.
(c) Come sit here.
(d) Go jump in the lake! (when you are angry with someone)
(5) One expert gives these examples:
You will come to see us, won't you? > You will come and see us, won't you? > You will come see us, won't you?
(6) One expert explains that this kind of sentence has "the punch and directness of speech."
Thank you very much for your responses.
I forgot to tell that I had seen this phrase in an american web site. Now that I know it is corect, it doesn´t sound that bad, hehe.