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    My worker went to fetch your jacket

    I work at a shop and we had a debate going among two sellers if we can use the verb to fetch after the verb to go. When one said "My worker went to fetch your jacket", another one said that you can not use "went" if you use "fetch", you must say "My worker is fetching your jacket" because "to fetch" already means "to go and get it" so you can't use "to go" in front of "to fetch". I think you can say "He went to fetch the jacket" and it is correct. Please confirm if I'm right. We have a bet going on here.

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    Re: My worker went to fetch your jacket

    You are correct.

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    Re: My worker went to fetch your jacket

    Quote Originally Posted by Selin Karakus View Post
    We have a bet going on here.
    Your colleague's sentence is fine, but it is not the only way of saying it, so you have won the bet as your sentence is correct.

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    Re: My worker went to fetch your jacket

    I don't have a problem with the sentence. "Went to fetch" seems much more natural than "is fetching."

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