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Come and Go

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Hi there!

During this lesson we're going to learn the differences between Come and Go.

When you talk about moving from one place to another, you can either use Come here or Go there.

If you're talking about moving something or someone from another place, to the place in which you're speaking at that moment, then you need to use Come here for example: Please come here.

This means that you are asking someone if they can move from another place, to the place in which you're speaking at that moment (the place which is here).

Here's another example: Can you come to my place for dinner tonight?

This means that you are asking someone if they can move from another place to your house (the place which is here) to have dinner with you.

If you're talking about moving something or someone, away from the place in which you're speaking at that moment, to another place, then you need to use:

Go there, for example: I want to go there tomorrow.

This means that you want to move from the place in which your're talking from at that moment, to another place which you spoke about previously (a place which is there).

Now just to confuse you even more, here are some other examples of when you can use Come and Go.

If I'm talking on the phone with a friend, I could ask him or her: Are you coming to Susan's party tonight?

This means that I'm asking if my friend wants to come with me to the party held by Susan, or if we're going together.

If, on the other hand, I ask my friend: Are you going to Susan's party tonight?

This means that I'm letting my friend know that he or she will be separated from me while going to the party, but there is also the possibility that I might go to the party too.

So, now that you know the difference between come and go, try chatting with some new friends on GoSpeakEnglish to ask them if they're coming or going!

And that's the end of this lesson!

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