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How many text messages do you send each day?

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Ken 5 April, 2017 - 15:29

Hi everyone! Can you explain me about "come 2 cinema"?

Why did Lucy say "come 2 cinema"? Is it because the cinema is near her house? If the cinema is near Peter's house, should Lucy say "go 2 cinema"?
I'm a bit confused...!
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Jo - Coordinator 6 April, 2017 - 10:49

Hi Ken! That's a really good question. She says 'come' because she has already organised to go to the cinema, so she's already there, mentally. We often use 'come' in this way in English:

I'm going shopping with Clare tomorrow. Do you want to come?
I'm going for a burger with Amelia on Saturday. Do you want to come?

Are you coming to Ollie's party? (=I'm going.)

Does that make sense? Joanna (LearnEnglish Teens team)

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Ken 6 April, 2017 - 15:54

Yup, got it! Thank you Jo.
The thing is it's used to express the speaker's view. Hmm, language is living !
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smilefirs 23 December, 2015 - 15:49

Each day I send 1-3 messages. But when happened something special I can send even 10 messages! I usually write to my friends, hardly ever to family.

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shamim 21 December, 2015 - 09:04

I don' t usually send many messages....I used to send message on my phone and now send on Telegram. in my openion talking on the phone is more better than sending message.

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