Americans usually saymimi2 said:Please help me understand the verb "come on" in the sentence.
"Could you come on Friday afternoon?"
I disagree with this. While it may be true that the ommission of "on" in cases such as these is common in AP (Associated Press) style (therefore by US news sources), "on" is still alive and well in such contexts in spoken register. At least it is in my microcosmic portion of the world.Brioche said:Americans usually say
"Can you come Friday?" or
"It happened Wednesday". or
"The president announced Tuesday that ..."
This is correct. The verb is not come on but come. The preposition on is part of the phrase on Friday afternoon.Gargoyle said:hello mimi2
come =the verb
a person is asking you if you can see him/her on that day an this time. Byee