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Autor:  Thomas / USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  31/MAI/2014 2:22 AM
Assunto:  To Go
 
Mensagem:  I have seen and heard the "to go + infinitive" phrase, but I certainly kind find any information about it.  To me it is used in formal situations with a twist on the meaning.

I am going to defend my country. =  I will be defending my country in the near future.
I go to defend my country. = I leave here for another place where I will defend my country.

Note that in the second sentence the emphasis is NOT on the infinitive but on the action of leaving one place to go to another.  Am I nuts to think such a thing? Probably.  That is the shade of meaning I get from the sentence.

I really can't think of a context that makes it correct to say "I go to play baseball." What would possibly warrant such a statement?



 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
To Go  –  Henry  27/MAI/2014, 9:59 AM
To Go  –  miltonhw  28/MAI/2014, 12:37 AM
To Go  –  Fran  29/MAI/2014, 5:27 AM
 To Go  –  Thomas / USA  31/MAI/2014, 2:22 AM
To Go  –  Henry  03/JUN/2014, 8:07 PM

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