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    go vs come

    What would be the difference between "I'm coming there" amd "I'm going there."
    Here is the situation. You are talking on the phone. The person you're talking to said that something happened. So you say,"I'm coming there"? Is OK?

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    Re: go vs come

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    What would be the difference between "I'm coming there" amd "I'm going there."
    Here is the situation. You are talking on the phone. The person you're talking to said that something happened. So you say,"I'm coming there"? Is OK?
    If you are going to the present location of the person, I'm coming over or just I'm coming.

    If to a future location of the person, I feel that both come and go are possible. I would probably use go.

    If to the location of the incident (which is not the the location of the person) then only go.

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    Re: go vs come

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    If you are going to the present location of the person, I'm coming over or just I'm coming.

    If to a future location of the person, I feel that both come and go are possible. I would probably use go.

    If to the location of the incident (which is not the the location of the person) then only go.
    The thing is that's exactly what the guy said to his girlfriend. "I'm coming there."
    He was talking on the phone. It was about the present location.

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    Re: go vs come

    If he is going to where his girlfriend is at that time he would say "I'm coming"
    because from the girlfriends point of view he will come and get her.

    He might then say to someone in the same room "I'm going to get her" because he will go somewhere.

    We normally chose the word the suits the location of the person we are talking to. Which was what was explaining.

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    Re: go vs come

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    If he is going to where his girlfriend is at that time he would say "I'm coming"
    because from the girlfriends point of view he will come and get her.

    He might then say to someone in the same room "I'm going to get her" because he will go somewhere.

    We normally chose the word the suits the location of the person we are talking to. Which was what was explaining.
    When he said "I'm coming there" it would have been incorrect?

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    Re: go vs come

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    When he said "I'm coming there" it would have been incorrect?
    No, it's correct.

    If you will go to the place someone else is, you wuld say "I'm coming....."

    Maybe I can help you, tell me where you are and I'll come and explain it to you.

    But, I will tell my friend where I'm going. (my friend is here, where I am now)

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