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You should go see a doctor. and You should go to see a doctor. Which sentence is correct, please?
Sep 25, 2018 6:55 PM
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The first one is not grammatically accurate but it is widely used and accepted, especially in American English. You may also say "You should go to the doctor/doctor's", or "You should go and see a doctor".
September 25, 2018
source: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/common-verbs/go [text] Go and, come and … In speaking, we often use and after go and come before the base form of verbs like ask, buy, check, collect, do, find, get: Why don’t you go and ask her? I need to go and buy myself some running shoes. Can you come and do the washing-up? She should go and find another job. Spoken English: In informal American English, speakers often leave out and: Would you like to come have lunch with us? I was expecting him to go get the keys.
September 25, 2018
In the United States we would usually say "You should go see a doctor." "You should go to see a doctor," "You should go and see a doctor," and "You should see a doctor" are also correct and are fine to use. In formal English, you might say "You should consult a physician" or "You should seek a medical opinion."
September 25, 2018
Pikki
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English
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English