I have some doubts about one of the verbs used in the following sentence, in which a woman is talking to a man.

  • I will come (to) visit you at your house.

Some context: the conversation takes place in the park today, and the woman will visit the man tomorrow.

Is this use of "come" correct and idiomatic?

Besides, can I delete "to"?

Thank you for any help.

  • The articles referred to by Professor Lawler in the duplicate How to identify deictic center for distinguishing the choice of 'come'/'go' provide an in-depth answer. Jul 3, 2022 at 14:27
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Yes, come is appropriate here. Although the man is not in his house at the time of speaking, she assumes that he will be at home tomorrow; she will come to the place where he is. (I wouldn't omit to, but maybe an American would?)

If someone were to go to his house now, while he is out, go would be appropriate.

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