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come+to+infinitive or come+ing form?

Hi, is there anyone who can explain to me when have I to use the verb come + to + infinitive or come + ing form? What's the difference?

Jan 11, 2015 5:38 AM
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There are plenty of English speakers here who know Italian, Elisabetta, so feel free to give us a sentence in Italian to translate.



January 11, 2015

I come to eat.. vengo per mangiare.


I come eating.. vengo mangiando, cioè vengo e sto mangiando, cioè vengo a mangiare.


January 11, 2015

there is an explanation for this in articles page "Verb Patterns in English: Gerunds and Infinitives" check it out.

January 11, 2015

Here are a couple of examples of when each is used:


Do you want to come walking with me?

Are you coming for a walk with me? or Are you coming to dinner tonight?


Give us your Italian example and I will try to translate it for you.

January 11, 2015

I can't give you an example, because I've just read on my tablet an article about verb patterns: when to use in English to+infinitive or ing form. There were some examples with other verbs, to try, to stop (now I understand their difference), but any example with the verb to come. I can give you an example in Italian language, but I don't know if you speak Italian! 

January 11, 2015
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