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    go to sing

    I've came up with another doubt, could I use the 'to' between 2 action verbs in imperative sentences?

    e.g. Come to eat !
    Go to beat him!
    Go to sing!

    I know that usually it's 'come eat' and 'go beat him', but is it acceptable using the preposition to ?
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    Re: go to sing

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    I've came up with another doubt, could I use the 'to' between 2 action verbs in imperative sentences?

    e.g. Come to eat !
    Go to beat him!
    Go to sing!

    I know that usually it's 'come eat' and 'go beat him', but is it acceptable using the preposition to ?
    In BrE I could just about imagine "come to eat" but "come and eat" is much more likely. The other two seem completely unnatural to my ear. I wouldn't use "come eat", "go beat him", "Go sing". I n each case I would use "and", if I were to say them; which is extremely unlikely.

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