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    Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Asking my mom a question:

    When will be a good time to come visit you?

    VS

    When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

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

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Asking my mom a question:

    When will be a good time to come visit you?

    VS

    When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Are both okay?
    1) Unless you are at your mother's place and are talking about a future visit, 'go visit you' is better.
    2) "will" can be more appropriate for a definite visit, while "would" can be more appropriate for something less definite.

    'If I can get some time off work, when would be a good time to (go) visit you?'

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    1) Unless you are at your mother's place and are talking about a future visit, 'go visit you' is better.
    2) "will" can be more appropriate for a definite visit, while "would" can be more appropriate for something less definite.

    'If I can get some time off work, when would be a good time to (go) visit you?'
    Doesn't go mean to move away from the person, while come means to move towards the person you're speaking to?

    e.g. Talking to a New York Doctor over the phone while in I'm in California. I say:

    I'm coming to New York to see you in September.

    VS

    I'm going to New York to see you in September.

    I thought come would always be the correct choice. No?

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Doesn't go mean to move away from the person,(which person?) No, 'go' means to move away from where the speaker or writer is. while come means to move towards the person you're speaking to? No, again that relates to the speaker.

    e.g. Talking to a New York Doctor over the phone while in I'm in California. I say:

    I'm coming to New York to see you in September. No, I am going to New York.......'.

    'Should I go there, or will you come here?'
    ...

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Adding "and" would make it a more natural speech.

    When would be a good time to come and visit you?


    Also, whether I'm at my mother's house or not, I would ask the question with "come and visit you" because it is/was my home. I am essentially coming home.

    When can I come (home) and visit you.



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    Last edited by lotus888; 20-Jun-2014 at 07:27.

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    In BrE, it would be perfectly acceptable (and more natural) to say to a friend who lives in London "I'm coming to London to see you in September!"

    Note that in BrE, we add "and" after the infinitive in the sentences you suggested. "When would be a good time to come and see you?". "When shall we go and visit him?"

    Come visit/Go visit are, to BrE ears, distinctly AmE constructions.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Jun-2014 at 18:13. Reason: typo
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Come visit/Go visit are, to BrE ears, distinctly AmE constructions.
    Exactly. But Batman is in the US.
    And another vote for "come and/to visit you".

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In BrE, it would be perfectly acceptable (and more natural) to say to a friend who lives in London "I'm coming to London to see you in September!"

    Note that in BrE, we add "and" after the infinitive in the sentences you suggested. "When would be a good time to come and see you?", "When shall we go and visit him?"

    Come visit/Go visit are, to BrE ears, distinctly AmE constructions.
    Is what username - 2006 telling me to use go incorrect? I'm confused.

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    Re: Asking my mom a question: When would be a good time to come visit you?

    2006 gave you the preferred version in AmE; ems told you what BrE speakers would say.

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