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?
There are plenty of English speakers here who know Italian, Elisabetta, so feel free to give us a sentence in Italian to translate.
I come to eat.. vengo per mangiare.
I come eating.. vengo mangiando, cioè vengo e sto mangiando, cioè vengo a mangiare.
there is an explanation for this in articles page "Verb Patterns in English: Gerunds and Infinitives" check it out.
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.
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!