EN: come (and) + imperative

  • Tim~!

    Senior Member
    UK — English
    They're the same but the passage of time has caused some people to eliminate the conjunction and. I would recommend keeping it if you're writing.
     

    okgoogle

    Senior Member
    French - France
    Bonjour,

    "Come join us" = à l'impératif, c'est courant sans le and.

    Mais :

    "Are you sure you don't want to come join us?" me paraît légèrement bancal. Ne faudrait-il pas ici dire "come and join us" quand ce n'est pas à l'impératif.

    Merci.
     

    rrose17

    Senior Member
    Canada, English
    Are you sure you don't want to come join us?
    Are you sure you don't want to come and join us?
    I don't really see any difference between these two sentences. I guess in the second one you're asking two distinct questions
    Don't you want to come? Once you're here wouldn't you like to join our group?
    But conversationally I think they're the same.
     
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