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I think that both "throw a party" and "come a party" make... #1 (permalink) Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:00 am   I think that both "throw a party" and "come a party" make...
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #157 "Weekend Activities: Verbs (1)", question 10

Should we ......... a party with our college buddies this weekend?

(a) throw
(b) run
(c) come
(d) act

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #157 "Weekend Activities: Verbs (1)", answer 10

Should we throw a party with our college buddies this weekend?

Correct answer: (a) throw

Your answer was: incorrect
Should we come a party with our college buddies this weekend?
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I think that both "throw a party" and "come a party" make sense and it depend on our understanding.
Please correct me.

Many thanks for the incoming explanations.
Watie
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throw a party #2 (permalink) Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:03 am   throw a party
 

HEllo Watie,

"Throw a party" itself is the idiom. This phrase comes together.
"Come a party" is incorrect for me. It becomes correct if we say "Should we come to a party..."
Grasi02
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throw a party #3 (permalink) Fri Dec 25, 2009 14:04 pm   throw a party
 

"To come a party" is not a correct usage. The phrase "to throw a party" means that you are organising a party. "Come" cannot be used instead.

As Grasi says, you may be confusing this with "to come to a party". This has a different meaning to throwing a party: "coming to a party" means that you are attending a party.
Cyril Washbrook
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I think that both "throw a party" and "come a party" make... #4 (permalink) Fri Dec 25, 2009 17:24 pm   I think that both "throw a party" and "come a party" make...
 

Hi Grasi and Cyril,

Many thanks for your explanations. it clears for me. Maybe next time i will need your help again (I wish).
Watie
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throw a party #5 (permalink) Mon Nov 08, 2010 15:00 pm   throw a party
 

Hi! I agree with you it is correct if it is "should we come to a party" but not "come a party" this one is incorrect
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