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    #1

    go eat, go eating and go to eat

    which is the correct form, and, if one or more of them are correct or similar, what is the difference between :
    I go eating
    I go eat
    I go to eat.
    Thank you ,
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    Re: go eat, go eating and go to eat

    Quote Originally Posted by lloyds1974 View Post
    Which is the correct form, and, if one or more of them are correct or similar, what is the difference between them? :
    I go eating
    I go eat
    I go to eat.
    Thank you ,
    Luigi
    Only the third one is acceptable.

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    Re: go eat, go eating and go to eat

    I almost forgot: and I go and eat? Is it acceptable?

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    #4

    Re: go eat, go eating and go to eat

    Americans are using "go" with the infinitive form more and more often.

    I have to go get Jim at the airport.
    Why don't you go eat something, if you're so hungry?
    Could you please go fetch my phone from the kitchen?

    It includes the idea of "leave the spot where you are" and "do this other thing."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: go eat, go eating and go to eat

    Is this correct?
    "I have to go get Jim at the airport." = "I have to go to get Jim at the airport." = "I have to go and get Jim at the airport."

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    #6

    Re: go eat, go eating and go to eat

    Based on what I read in the post above yours, it seems Americans use it that way and it means "leave where I am" and "get Jim."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: go eat, go eating and go to eat

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Is this correct?
    "I have to go get Jim at the airport." = "I have to go to get Jim at the airport." = "I have to go and get Jim at the airport."
    For me, those three are the same. I would expect to hear "go get Jim" in AmE and "go and get Jim" in BrE. I imagine that "go to get Jim" is perfectly in both but the majority of BrE people say "go and get".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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