| #1 (permalink) Sun Oct 04, 2009 15:13 pm difference between come and go
I have questions on differences between come and go.
Basically, come means to move towards the speaker while go means to move away from go. The differences are seen in 'Come home' (the speaker wants the listener to move into where s/he stay) and 'Go home' (the speaker wants the listener to move away from him/her).
But how about these two examples? In this case, where should I focus on? I mean, for example, 1) A is also a speaker but in this case 'come' means to move towards 'B', not 'A' himself or herself. Then how I could I explain the difference between come and go here?
1)A: May I come to your place? B: Yes, you may come.
2)A: May I go to your place? B: Yes, you may go.
Anyway, I don't explain it with 'the speaker' concept, but... I think... in this case, 1) implies B is at his/her place and A, who is not at B's place, wants to visit/ move into there. 2) implies both A and B are away from B's place. That's my guess. Any other suggestions?
The bold sections are my real questions here. It's very difficult for me... please help me out!
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