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    #1

    go/come

    I wonder if there is a subtle difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Will you go with me?
    2. Will you come with me?

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    #2

    Re: go/come

    Not a teacher.
    'come with' might stress the idea of accompanying me somewhere
    'go with' might stress the idea of going somewhere (with me)

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    Re: go/come

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    In general, you should use come for movement towards the place where the speaker is or will be e.g.
    Come and see me at my office.
    I could see them coming down the hill (=getting nearer to me).
    When are you coming home (=to our home)?


    and go for movement in other directions e.g.
    Are you going to Sally's tonight?
    I wish he would go home (=to his home, away from me).


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    I've also found the same question on BBC - Learning English. And here's the answer:

    Note, however, that come with and not go with is normally used when we are talking about joining a movement of the speaker or hearer, even though the movement is away from their current place or position:

    I'm going to the hospital this afternoon to get the test results. Could you come with me?
    We're going to Egypt for a week at Christmas . Would you like to come with us?

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    Re: go/come

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...e-go-back.html

    BTW 'go with' might also imply starting some sort of relationship.

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    #5

    Re: go/come

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is a subtle difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Will you go with me?
    2. Will you come with me?
    You asked a similar question on 3 February, and I referred you to this: come or go back

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