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    "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again!" shouted Mr Smith to Catherine.

    "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again!" shouted Mr Smith to Catherine.

    I have reported the speech as follows. Which verb should I use? Thanks.

    Mr Smith shouted to Catherine not to come/go to school without her schoolbag again.

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    Re: "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again!" shouted Mr Smith to Catherin

    Come.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again!" shouted Mr Smith to Catherin

    Context is everything! If we assume "Mr. Smith" is Catherine's teacher/principal, 'come' is correct. If we assume "Mr. Smith" is not associated with the school, "go" is correct.

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    Re: "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again!" shouted Mr Smith to Catherin

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    Context is everything! If we assume "Mr. Smith" is Catherine's teacher/principal, 'come' is correct. If we assume "Mr. Smith" is not associated with the school, "go" is correct.
    "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again!" shouted Mr Smith to Catherine. (Thanks, Amigos. I cannot imagine that Mr Smith is not related to the school in the context of my sentence.)

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    Re: "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again!" shouted Mr Smith to Catherin

    It is so unlikely as to be almost impossible that Mr Smith is not connected to the school. If he were not on the school's premises, he would not have been able to say "Don't come to school without your schoolbag again". He would have said "Don't go to school without your schoolbag again". The wording of the sentence makes it clear that both Catherine and Mr Smith are currently at school when the dialogue takes place.

    If Mr Smith had, for example, telephoned Catherine's mother at home and said "I am very angry. Catherine came to school without her schoolbag today", when Catherine got home from school, her mother would have said "Don't go to school without your schoolbag again. I had a very angry phone call from Mr Smith earlier".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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