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Questions tagged [deictic-verbs]

Verbs of motion whose meaning is relative to the speaker or listener in a given context: 'come' and 'go' as well as their causative counterparts 'bring' and 'take'. Seemingly simple but quite complex, deictic verbs differ from language to language in surprising ways and are an important topic for English language learners.

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Is "How far did Dan come in his Early access play of Subnautica?" grammatically correct?

Someone asked this question on a stream I was watching and was told it's not grammatically correct. How far did Dan come in his early access play of Subnautica? If it's incorrect, what would be ...
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Bring versus Take: specific example

I understand that the difference between 'bring' and 'take' is the direction of movement in relation to a point of reference. You ask people to bring things to the place you are, and you take things ...
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Meaning of "reach out" in relation to a song

What does "reach out" mean in this context: A: Do you think my song will reach out to everybody? B: I heard some people say that it's for kids, but that's not true, it reaches out to me and ...
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How do you use 'come' and 'go' and how different are they?

I read in a book that the following sentences involving 'come' and 'go' have different connotations. Are you coming to the party tonight? Are you going to the party tonight? I learned when ...
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How can I explain that a boy keeps coming in my home, without saying anything specific about the timing of when he comes?

There is a boy whose name is Peter he keep coming in my home frequently not regularly sometime he come after three day sometime come after one month. So how can I translate such a sentence? and ...
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The correct usage of bring vs. take

My husband continuously uses bring versus take incorrectly. For example: I will bring him to church on Sunday. The correct form is to say: I will take him to church on Sunday. I cannot ...
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