218 – Come vs Go – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

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Come & go both show movement, but how we use these words is different. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how to use come & go in everyday English conversation & writing!

Here are the example sentences:
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Using COME

  • I came to my office early today. (I am in the office now.)
  • What time did you come to the mall? (I am in the mall now.)
  • Aki came to New York in 2009. (I am in New York as I say this.)

Using GO

  • I go to my office at 9:00 every morning.
  • Lori went to the mall about an hour ago.
  • I went to Brazil in 2009.

Compare:

  • I went to the bank and the post office. Then I came to the office. (I am in the office
    now.)
  • I went to the bank and the post office. Then I came home. (I am home now.)
  • Vincent lives in France. He is planning a trip to visit two countries. He will go to Italy first, and then he will go to Germany. After touring Germany, he will go back
    to France.
  • I live in New York. Vincent lives in France. He is planning a trip to visit two countries. He will go to Italy first, and then he will come to New York. After touring
    New York, he will go back to France.

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