For example, if I wanna go to my friend's place tomorrow. Can I ask him: "hey I can come over to your place tomorrow"?

It seems like come over can only be used when you want someone to come to your own place. Like "hey man you can come over to my house whenever you want." So I just wanna ask for a way to say "going to someone's place".

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    Also, a minor change, it should be "Hey, can I come over..." Jun 1, 2021 at 18:33
  • @DhanishthaGhosh Yes. "I can come over" is a statement -- I can. "Can I come over" is a question, presumably asking for permission.
    – Jay
    Jun 1, 2021 at 18:34
  • Yes, my suggestion would be correct if the author is asking it, not stating it. The author had used the words "Can I ask him: ", hence the suggestion of rearrangement in the first place. Jun 1, 2021 at 18:39
  • You can come over and go over to someone's house and in the UK, you might pop over and pop round.
    – Lambie
    Jun 1, 2021 at 19:16

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To use the statement “come over”, either the speaker’s or the listener’s location must be the topic of discussion. Another third location would not work.

  • For the OP, perhaps make it clear that you mean "yes" to his question
    – gotube
    Jul 2, 2021 at 22:09

Yes. Idiomatically, at least, "can I come over to your place" is commonly said and understood. One could argue that it should be "go over", but it's not.

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