Many times I have heard people use two verbs with the same subject.

I know that it is possible to use come + an action verb without using "to" in between. However, I have frequently heard "can you come get me" or "you will come experience...", and in my mind, I go - there should be a "to" between those two verbs. But I am not a native speaker of English and I may be wrong. So, I need your help to answer this question.

Thank you.

  • The example in your title sounds unlikely in any context I can easily imagine, even if we do include the (syntactically necessary, imho) infinitive marker to. Perhaps what you intended to say might be better expressed as You will come to appreciate Louisiana weather. Oct 17, 2018 at 16:19
  • Thank you. Yes, indeed, I could have thought of a better example for "come experience". But you did answer my question. Thanks again.
    – E. Suarez.
    Oct 17, 2018 at 16:29
  • In the cited context, come to is a syntactically "standard" usage implying undergo a change of attitude [over time], and anything else is effectively "ungrammatical". In the slightly different context of something like You should come [to / and / (nothing)] visit me in Louisiana, different "rules" apply - to is "correct, but starchy", and is "correct and widespread", and nothing at all is simply a widespread colloquial usage that wouldn't get you any marks in a formal English test. Oct 17, 2018 at 16:41

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come and go:

come and see or come see

go and see or go see

come and go can be followed by another verb. Either with an "and" between them or not.

  • Come and see me when you get to town.
  • Come see me when you get to town.
  • Come to see me when you get to town.

Those all mean the same thing, basically. The use of "to" is more for a purpose, if one wants it to be: Come see me to get your books back.

However, if you want to sound invitational or inviting, the to would be left out.

  • Come [and] see the wonders of Louisiana.
  • Go [and] see the birds in that nature preserve. You'll love it.

The square brackets mean you can put the "and" in or leave it out.

Originally, I suspect only: Come and [verb] would have been correct. But nowadays usage is very often without the and. I don't know the history of this grammatical point.

Question: Will you come and experience x? Or Will you come experience x? Both are fine. Those are proper interrogative forms. There are times we use a statement as question in English by use of intonation, but it does not work well here.


The verb 'come' collocates with 'experience'. There is no need to add 'to'! We can say: Will you come experience Louisiana weather, yourself?

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