LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Autor:||Thomas / USA|
|Data:||31/MAI/2014 2:22 AM|
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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