Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,894
    #1

    Come (over) here. [negative]

    1. Don't come here.
    2. Don't come over here.
    Are the above sentences acceptable?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,453
    #2

    Re: Come (over) here. [negative]

    Yes.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,894
    #3

    Re: Come (over) here. [negative]

    1. Don't come here.
    2. Don't come over here.
    What's the difference in meaning between the above two sentences?

  1. Grumpy's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Aug 2009
    • Posts: 972
    #4

    Re: Come (over) here. [negative]

    There's no real difference in meaning, although the circumstances might warrant the addition of "over".
    For example: a boy is sitting by a river, wanting to be left alone. A friend telephones, asking to meet him. The boy replies: "I want to be alone. Don't come here." The friend comes anyway, but arrives on the other side of the river. The boy then calls to him: " I told you that I wanted some privacy. Don't come over here."
    So [in this case] "here" refers to the general area; "over here", or "up here" or "down here" is more specific. However, the 2 phrases are often used quite interchangeably.

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] negative + either.... or
    By tom3m in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Aug-2012, 15:08
  2. [Grammar] Negative
    By Mauricio67 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2009, 19:14
  3. also in negative
    By Tapies in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Nov-2008, 21:54
  4. Negative+negative = positive?
    By belly_ttt in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-Sep-2007, 09:02
  5. ALSO in negative
    By retro in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2006, 09:34

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •