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come/go



1 coming and going
2 going to a place with or after sb/sth
3 going back to a place
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TRAVEL

1 coming and going
- to move to or towards the person who is speaking or the place that sb is talking about: come*
Could you come here a minute, please? She asked me to come at once.
- to move or travel from one place to another: go*
to go to the cinema/shops/bank to go somewhere by bus/train/boat/plane He's going abroad (= to another country) .
Note: if sb has gone to a place and has not yet returned, you say that they have gone. If sb has gone to a place and has returned, you say that they have been.
John has gone to London. He's expected back tomorrow. 'Where have you been?' 'I've been to Paris. I got back this morning.'
- to move near or nearer to sb/sth: come*/go* up to sb/sth, approach (sb/sth)
I went up to the policeman and asked him the way. The car was approaching us very fast.
- not go near sb/sth: stay away from sb/sth
I suggest you stay away from that place - I don't like the look of the people who go in there.
- (used about a person or thing that is travelling to a place) to come to a particular place: arrive (at/in a place), reach a place, get* to a place
What time are they expected to arrive? We should get there by midnight.
※ more on arriving at a place ARRIVE
- to go from a place: leave* (a place), go*
We left the party early. I can't see Sarah anywhere. Did you see her go?
- to go from a place: go* away (from a place), leave* (a place)
Kate has gone away for the weekend. I've been offered a job in Manchester but I don't want to leave London.
- to go away from your house, office, etc for a short time: go* out
I'm just going out to get some sandwiches.
- to come or go somewhere quickly or briefly: (informal) pop/nip across, out, etc
I'm just nipping out for a few minutes. She said she'd pop over for a chat this evening.
- to allow sb/sth to go away from a place: let* sb/sth go, let* sb/sth out, (formal) release sb/sth
Our teacher let us out early.
※ more on leaving a place LEAVE
※—† going or coming in a particular direction
- to go past sb/sth: pass (sb/sth), go* by (sb/sth)
You'll pass a bank and a post office and then you'll see the church on your right. I passed within a few feet of her but she didn't even notice me. The old man sat outside a cafe watching all the people go by.
- to go in the direction mentioned: pass over, by, etc (sth)
The road then passes over the river Tweed. On your way to the cathedral you'll pass by the castle.
- to go from one side of sth to the other side: cross (over) sth, go*/come* across (sth)
to cross the road to go across the border
- to go in the direction of sb/sth: move, come*, go*, etc towards sb/sth; opposite: move, come*, go*, etc away (from sb/sth)
I managed to move towards the front of the crowd. Go away! I'm busy.
- to change direction when you are moving: turn
Turn left after the shop.
※ more on the direction or way in which sb/sth is moving MOVE, TURN

2 going to a place with or after sb/sth
- to come to a place carrying sth or together with sb/sth: bring* sb/sth
Can I bring a friend to the party?
- to go to a place carrying sth or together with sb/sth: take* sb/sth
Please take me home. My dad's taking me to see the Liverpool-Chelsea match on Saturday. She takes her dog wherever she goes.
- to go with sb to a place: (formal) accompany sb
The policeman asked the man to accompany him to the police station.
- to help sb by going with them until they reach a particular place: see* sb to a place
Would you like me to see you home?
※ more on bringing and taking BRING/TAKE/CARRY
- to come or go after sb/sth: follow (sb/sth)
You go now and I'll follow a bit later. I followed him into the supermarket.
- to go in front of sb/sth to show them/it the way: lead* sb/sth
The guide led the tourists to their hotel rooms. Sarah led the horse into the stable.
- to use your hand or finger to show sb that you want them to follow you or come closer to you: beckon (to sb), beckon sb (to do sth)
She beckoned me to follow her into the kitchen.

3 going back to a place
- to move back to or from a place: go* back (to a place), return (to/from a place), come*, walk, run*, etc back (to/from a place)
We're going back to Milan tomorrow. When are you planning to return to Paris? She returned from her holiday full of energy to begin work again. Anna ran back to get her school bag. They flew back from Canada last week.
- to return to your home or to your own country: go*/come* home
- to return to your house: get* home, get* in
What time did you get in last night?
- an act of returning: return
On his return from New York, the Prime Minister went straight to the House of Commons. a return journey
- to begin a journey back to a place: start back
We started back home at six o'clock.
- to go back in the direction you came from, before you have reached the place that you were going to: turn back
The snow got so bad that we decided to turn back.
- to arrive back at a place: get* back, be back
I'll see you when I get back from Italy. I'll be back tomorrow.


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