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    come over/down

    What is the difference between 'come over' and 'come down'?

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    Re: come over/down

    I need more context.

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    Re: come over/down

    We're having spaghetti tonight. Feel free to come over.


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    Re: come over/down

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    We're having spaghetti tonight. Feel free to come over.

    We're barbecuing hamburgers, come on down and help us eat them.

    Informally speaking, in Canada they mean the same.


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    Re: come over/down

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    I need more context.
    I mean in general, not considering any context

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    Re: come over/down

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    We're barbecuing hamburgers, come on down and help us eat them.

    Informally speaking, in Canada they mean the same.
    They mean the same here too. (One exception would be if the person is laterally coming down as in coming down the stairs.)


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    Re: come over/down

    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    What is the difference between 'come over' and 'come down'?

    If you are talking in technical/ gramattical terms, then this is the proper meaning.

    "Please cme down from that ladder, it is dangerous for you to be standing on it."

    "Please come over to the other side, there is danger here."

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