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    #1

    come over for

    If we have two German classes on Monday and I want to ask if somebody's not skipping them, could I ask "Are you coming over for the Geman classes?" I'm not sure If I used the preposition "over" correctly? Suppose I'll already be there when the person I'm talking to comes?

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    Re: come over for

    I think it would be possible to use "come over" in a jocular way here.

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    #3

    Re: come over for

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    I think it would be possible to use "come over" in a jocular way here.
    Perhaps informally?

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    #4

    Re: come over for

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Perhaps informally?
    Too. However, you wouldn't normally say that even in an informal situation. "To come over" means to pay a casual visit, which doesn't fit the context very well. But still, I can imagine someone using it as a joke.

    Please remember that I'm not a native speaker, so I might be wrong about it.

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    #5

    Re: come over for

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It could be used that way. I have a Finnish friend who uses "over" quite a bit. I would tend to say, "Are you coming to the German classes?", or, "Are you going to the German classes?"

    If a man has been taking French classes but somehow he decides to drop them and start taking German ones, could we say "Are you coming over to German classes?" or "Are you coming over for German classes?" OK?

    Suppose he's been doing a sport but he got injured and decides to take German classes instead, could we say "He is coming over for German classes?" or "to German classes"?

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    Re: come over for

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    If a man has been taking French classes but somehow he decides to drop them and start taking German ones, could we say "Are you coming over to German classes?" or "Are you coming over for German classes?" OK?

    Suppose he's been doing a sport but he got injured and decides to take German classes instead, could we say "He is coming over for German classes?" or "to German classes"?
    I wouldn't use come over in such a situation. It is frequently heard in the context of paying someone a visit. "Why don't you come over for a game of Scrabble." "She's coming over this afternoon to pick up her books."

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    Re: come over for

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It could be used that way. I have a Finnish friend who uses "over" quite a bit. I would tend to say, "Are you coming to the German classes?", or, "Are you going to the German classes?"
    A typical bit of sarcasm used by teachers of rarely-attending students: 'Will you be gracing us with your presence at the German class this week?

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    Re: come over for

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    A typical bit of sarcasm used by teachers of rarely-attending students: 'Will you be gracing us with your presence at the German class this week?

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    Coming to a conclusion, is it possible to say "come over for classes" or we only come over for diner or a game of poker? Can we come over when we change to a different activity?

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    #9

    Re: come over for

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Coming to a conclusion, is it possible to say "come over for classes" IMO,no. or we only come over for diner or a game of poker? Yes. Can we come over when we change to a different activity? It's possible in some situations. A Democratic member of Congress switched parties and became a Republican. His new party members could say that "he's come over to our side."

    You can also say that someone's come over to your way of thinking.

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