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Ask & Learn聞問切:Come over here, get over there

【明報專訊】問:常聽說come over here, get over there,可否說come to here, get to there?

答:Come to here或get to there不常見,因here或there前通常不加at、to、in。根據字典,它們皆為副詞(adverb),意思是in, at, to a place,已含at、to、in之義,故to here意思重複。嚴格說,in here意思也重複,儘管坊間有此說法。Come over here和come here基本相同,若硬要區分,come over here語氣稍強。譬如對小孩說come here好幾次,他都沒有什麼反應,這時或會催促他come over here。

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