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    #1

    come to me

    Here's a sentence:
    I have come to you to invite you to a ride.
    Is it correct? It somehow jars on my ear. Here's another:
    Yesterday Phyllis came to me and we had a nice chat.
    Should it be
    ...came to see me...
    ...came to my place...
    Please give your opinion.
    TIA

  1. #2

    Re: come to me

    To the best of my knowledge....I guess the following should be right.

    I have come to invite you to a ride.
    Yesterday Phyllis came to my place/came to see me and we had a nice chat.

    Athikh

  2. aliaa
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    #3

    Re: come to me

    Hi. why don't you use very simple sentence. I think it's easier to say: How about going on a ride. Or : Let's go on a ride. without saying I have come/ I come. I hope I'll be right.

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    #4

    Re: come to me

    It's correct, but I agree with Aliaa; it sounds too formal for a casual invitation. If you're inviting the Queen, use it, but if it's a friend, use one how about/let's/shall we/ why don't we


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    #5

    Re: come to me

    Thanks!
    Actually, I could find many ways to expess the idea. What puzzles me is people as an object after come, go. AFAIK, go/ come to smb means to address smb for help, money etc. Am I right?
    I find the above I have come to invite... the best.

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    #6

    Re: come to me

    AFAIK, go/ come to smb means to address smb for help, money etc. Am I right?

    I would generally agree- the preposition suggests a purpose.

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