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    #1

    Come with us vs go with us?

    I heard that "go" is normally for a third place away from both the speaker and the listener, while "come" is for the listener's place. But considering the following, it doesn't seem to be a fixed, strict rule. What do you think?

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    Police office : You're under arrest.
    Kreisler : Under arrest? What for?
    Police Officer : I'm sure you stole Kreisler's violin. Come with us to the police station.

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    Re: Come with us vs go with us?

    'Come' is often used when the destination is a place where the speaker and person addressed are, or will be.

    A (Speaking on the phone): Hi Pete, would you like to come over to my place for a meal?

    B: (Speaking on the phone): I'm bored; can I come over to see you?

    This is common when 'come with' has the idea of 'accompany:

    C: Would you like to come (/go) to the cinema with me this evening?

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