come (to an event)

When do you use "come" and when do you use "go" to talk about attending an event? Here are some guidelines:

  • Use "come" to talk about an event that you're having at your house or office, or that you're organizing.
    I'm having a party. Do you want to come?
  • Use "go" for an event that you're not going to attend.
    I'm not going.
  • Use "go" for something that you're planning to go to, but use "come" to talk about the listener joining you:
    I'm going to this Halloween party. Do you want to come?

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