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Autor:  pat
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Data:  08/FEV/2006 10:31 AM
Assunto:  Gramática e vocabulário
 
Mensagem:  "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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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Gramática e vocabulário  –  Rafael  08/FEV/2006, 4:54 AM
Gramática e vocabulário  –  Luana  08/FEV/2006, 8:14 AM
Gramática e vocabulário  –  José Roberto  08/FEV/2006, 9:30 AM
 Gramática e vocabulário  –  pat  08/FEV/2006, 10:31 AM
Gramática e vocabulário - obrigado  –  Rafael  09/FEV/2006, 12:51 AM

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