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  1. meraviglioso's Avatar
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    #1

    can you say it?

    "I hope you enjoyed the tour and come to America again"

    It sounds wrong to me.
    First off, I think it would be better to say "I hope you have enjoyed the tour" rather than "you enjoyed the tour"
    Secondly, I think you need a future form for the second part. Normally one says: "I hope you will come back" rather than "I hope you come back", right?
    So, the above sentence should be :

    "I hope you have enjoyed the tour and that you'll come to America again"

    Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: can you say it?

    The original is OK colloquially but I prefer the revised version.

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    #3

    Re: can you say it?

    Yes, I also think that it could be ok, at least colloquially but from the grammatical point of view I suppose the revised version is the correct one.
    As for the choice of Present Perfect (you have enjoyed) versus the Simple Past (you enjoyed) I suppose it depends on whether you are British or American for American people often prefer to use the Simple Past in situations where British People rather use Present Perfect, such as:
    It just arrived vs It has just arrived
    I personally prefer the Present Perfect version.

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