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    #1

    come along VS go along

    There are two sentences from a good dictionary:
    1. Wait for me - I decided to go along too.
    2. Ive never seen a rodeo do you mind if I come along?
    Why in the first one is used go along while in the second come along?

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    #2

    Re: come along VS go along

    In sentence 1, the speaker and interlocutor are joining a group. Most likely, neither is leading the group in any sense.

    In sentence 2, the interlocutor is somehow taking responsibility for the group; driving them somewhere, for example.

    Questions require subject-verb inversion. Ask Why does the first one use "go along" while the second uses "come along"?
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    #3

    Re: come along VS go along

    Sentence 1. doesn't sound right out of context like this. Which dictionary is it from?

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    #4

    Re: come along VS go along

    I can’t find the source of the first sentence. These are exact sentences from the Macmillan dictionary online:
    He’s going to New York tomorrow and I think I might just go along too.
    I’ve never seen a rodeo – do you mind if I come along?
    The question remains the same: Why in the first one is used ‘go along’ while in the second ‘come along’?

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    #5

    Re: come along VS go along

    I answered your question in post #2.

    Also please read the last sentence in that post to help you compose questions correctly.
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    #6

    Re: come along VS go along

    Thank you! Of course Why does the first one use "go along" while the second uses "come along"?

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