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    #1

    Go get

    Hello everyone

    An example:

    'I'll go get the full reference'.

    My questions:
    1) What is the difference between this and saying 'go and get'?
    2) If the same, does it sound strange if I say 'go and get' instead of 'go get'?
    3) Is it only the verb 'go' that we can string two verbs together?
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    #2

    Re: Go get

    Quote Originally Posted by Peppermint View Post
    Hello everyone

    An example:

    'I'll go get the full reference'.

    My questions:
    1) What is the difference between this and saying 'go and get'?
    2) If the same, does it sound strange if I say 'go and get' instead of 'go get'?
    3) Is it only the verb 'go' that we can string two verbs together?
    1) None, beyond the fact that 'go get' is exclusively AmE usage.
    2) Not to a BrE speaker, for whom it is the standard construction!
    3) I believe that the verb 'come' can be similarly used in AmE (E.g. Come take a look!), although I suspect that this may be less widespread than in the case of 'go' (an AmE speaker would be needed to confirm this!)

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    #3

    Re: Go get

    ... and on the last point, most any (that's "almost any" for some of us) action verb can be attached to "go" or "come" in this way - in Br Eng at least: come/go and see/look/try/taste/buy/get/kill... there are hundreds of possibilities.

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    #4

    Re: Go get

    Bob and Phil

    Thank you so much

    No wonder I don't often hear people talking 'this way' aound here in the UK...

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