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    Smile I donít want to be your substitute partner.

    Hello~ Can you help me say this naturally please?

    A: Hey, do you have time?
    B: Yeah, why?
    A: There is party tonight, could you come with me?
    B: Why donít you ask your girl friend?
    A: We had a fight days ago, she is still sulky.
    B: Oh, sorry, ⓐI donít want to be your substitute partner.
    A: Donít be so tough, letís come please.

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    Re: I donít want to be your substitute partner.

    A: Hey, are you free tonight?
    B: Yeah, why?
    A: There's a party tonight. Do you want to come with?
    B: Why donít you ask your girlfriend?
    A: We had a fight days ago. She's still sulking.
    B: No thanks. I donít want to be your second choice.
    A: Oh, donít be like that. I really want you to come.


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    Re: I donít want to be your substitute partner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    A: Hey, are you free tonight?
    B: Yeah, why?
    A: There's a party tonight. Do you want to come with?
    B: Why donít you ask your girlfriend?
    A: We had a fight days ago. She's still sulking.
    B: No thanks. I donít want to be your second choice.
    A: Oh, donít be like that. I really want you to come.
    Hi.

    Do you want to come with?
    Isn't "Do you want to come with me?" correct?

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    Re: I donít want to be your substitute partner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hi.

    Do you want to come with?
    Isn't "Do you want to come with me?" correct?
    Yes. Maybe Soup made a typo.

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    Re: I donít want to be your substitute partner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hi.

    Do you want to come with?
    Isn't "Do you want to come with me?" correct?
    Yes. But come with is shorter, not to mention quite common in my part of the world.

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    Re: I donít want to be your substitute partner.

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Yes. But come with is shorter, not to mention quite common in my part of the world.

    As a native American English speaker - I can assure you - I'd put the 'me' on the end...

    However - I'd be more likely to ask, "Do you wanna go?"

    Or, if I wanted to make it more of a date, I might say, "Do you wanna go with me?"

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