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    Wink Native Intuitions Needed!

    I'm a pretty advanced ESL learner, but I'm so confused about the use of English verbs 'come' and 'go'. Give me some help with your native intuitions!

    In which case do you think it's unnatural to use 'go'?

    (1) I'll be at the party tonight. Are you coming/going the party, too?

    (2) I live in New York and Mr. Smith comes/goes (to New York) twice a week.

    (3) I often work in New York and Mr. Smith also comes/goes (to New York) twice a week.

    (4) I'm leaving for California soon to attend a conference, because Merrill Swain comes/goes to the conference tomorrow.

    (5) If the President comes/goes to the opening ceremony, I will refuse to talk to him (at the ceremony).

    (6) I might have danced at Bronze and Tony might have come/gone, too.

    Please help!


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    Re: Native Intuitions Needed!

    I'm a pretty advanced ESL learner, but I'm so confused about the use of English verbs 'come' and 'go'. Give me some help with your native intuitions!

    In which case do you think it's unnatural to use 'go'?

    (1) I'll be at the party tonight. Are you coming/going the party, too?

    (2) I live in New York and Mr. Smith comes/goes (to New York) twice a week. comes

    (3) I often work in New York and Mr. Smith also comes/goes (to New York) twice a week.goes

    (4) I'm leaving for California soon to attend a conference, because Merrill Swain comes/goes to the conference tomorrow. goes

    (5) If the President comes/goes to the opening ceremony, I will refuse to talk to him (at the ceremony).comes

    (6) I might have danced at Bronze and Tony might have come/gone, too.gone

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