LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||08/FEV/2006 10:31 AM|
|Assunto:||Gramática e vocabulário|
"go on" and "continue" is one of many examples in modern english where
there are two commonly used verbs meaning the same thing; one is
anglo-saxon (AS) from old english, and the other is latin-based, from
old french. The great majority of the latin-based vocabulary is much
less commonly used in everyday speech, but there is a core group that
are almost as much used as the AS - 'continue' is a good example.
However, indicative of it's native status, 'go on' has wider application that 'continue'. One will often say "go on"! to a child or an animal, for example, meaning go forward, or go away: "go on, get out of here". One does not use 'continue' in that way, normally.
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