COME vs GO
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Nov 17 07:34:17 UTC 2000
At 9:22 PM +0100 11/17/00, Jim Walker wrote:
> >> I have been thinking and believe that the constraint applies in
>>> other cases too. If you are puritanistic you may want to skip this
>>> paragraph and not come/go/get into the following considerations with me.
>>> In sexual intercourse a man can only tell his partner that he is coming,
>>> not going, I suppose. His partner naturally can only invite him to come.
>>> Are there other cases where such a rigid constraint is associated with
>>> COME, against GO--or the other way around?
>How felicitous is the reference to a "rigid constraint" in this context?
hard to say
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