1

''In fact, she is coming round to dinner this evening''

I've done my research on the web, but I can't find its meaning. My question is, why did they use this idiom instead of just going to dinner? Is/are there any more specific things to do besides from just going... thx.

3

My question is, why did they use this idiom instead of just going to dinner?

The difference is a change in meaning. If the statement read:

In fact, she is going to dinner this evening

The meaning would be that the she was going to dinner, going implies travel, so the meaning here is that she is going to dinner somewhere, but the place has not been articulated in the statement.

Conversely:

Come[ing] around, in the context of the sentence means:

To visit someone in their home: -- Cambridge

So the place of the dinner has been specified.

The meaning here is that she is going to the house of the narrator for dinner this evening.

0

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.