I came to Paris.
I got to Paris.

Have any difference of the above sentence?


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I came to Paris means that you brought yourself to Paris, either by bus, plane, or whatever.

I got to Paris means that you arrived in Paris. You were on your way to Paris and you arrived in your final destination which was Paris.

  • 3
    Why does Paris have to be the final destination?
    – Davo
    Mar 15, 2019 at 18:23
  • Good thinking. It doesn't.
    – Kaique
    Mar 15, 2019 at 18:24
  • Should "arrived to" be changed to "arrived at" or "arrived in"?
    – Jasper
    Mar 15, 2019 at 19:40
  • My bad everyone. I'm a non-native speaker, and sometimes I can't spot mistakes like that. I need to get better at English myself.
    – Kaique
    Mar 15, 2019 at 20:24
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    I just read an article about which preposition should be used after "arrived", and in the article it's mentioned that for big places such as countries, cities and etc... use "in", now for a small place such as restaurant or a movie theater you should use "at".
    – Kaique
    Mar 15, 2019 at 20:26

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