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Teaching this sentence structure (and variations of it) to non native (Chinese) speakers, the book I have been given suggests "how do you come to school." Intuitively, I thought this to be wrong; it should be get instead of come.

After some research, it seems come is right only if a conversation is taking place between two people at the place of reference (in this case, school).

However, I think "how do(es) they/he/she get to school" is grammatically correct rather than "how do(es) they /he/she come to school." Therefore the answer would be "he/she/they go(es) by bus/car/bike/", not "he/she/they come(s) by bus/car/bike."

I am aware that go is used when the action is away from the speaker, and come when the action is toward the speaker.

But I am still unsure, thus any suggestions would be appreciated.

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park zanyAfter some research, it seems come is right only if a conversation is taking place between two people at the place of reference (in this case, school).

Right.

park zanyHowever, I think "how do(es) they/he/she get to school" is grammatically correct...Therefore the answer would be "he/she/they get(s) to school by bus/car/bike/",

As corrected.

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Mister Micawberpark zany However, I think "how do(es) they/he/she get to school" is grammatically correct...Therefore the answer would be "he/she/they get(s) to school by bus/car/bike/"
Thank you. So "he/she/they go(es) to school by bus/bike/car" would only be correct if the question is "how do(es) he/she/they go to school"?
park zany So "he/she/they go(es) to school by bus/bike/car" would only be correct if the question is "how do(es) he/she/they go to school"?

No, no! Did you not read my post? For any exercise, do not change the verb in the response.

Mister Micawber
park zany So "he/she/they go(es) to school by bus/bike/car" would only be correct if the question is "how do(es) he/she/they go to school"?

No, no! Did you not read my post? For any exercise, do not change the verb in the response.

Okay. But where is the verb change in this exchange?


How do(es) he/she/they go to school?

He/she/they go(es) by car/bus/bike.

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park zanyBut where is the verb change in this exchange?

Ah, sorry. I thought you had just copied and pasted your original sentence. Yes: 'get', so 'get' and 'go', so 'go'.

Mister Micawber
park zanyBut where is the verb change in this exchange?

Ah, sorry. I thought you had just copied and pasted your original sentence. Yes: 'get', so 'get' and 'go', so 'go'.

No problem. Thank you for your help.

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