Recently I read a sentence in an "Everyday expression quiz" which comprises an ambiguous in my opinion expression "to go".
"You'd better not complain now. I told you not to go there!"
On the one hand there is a really classical definition of this expression, namely: be in the right place or situation, as in:
"You need this (a passport) to go a different country." or
"I do not want to go shopping today"
This expression could have a slight different meaning, namely :"go through in search of something , search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way.
The expression "to go" could be mean also "be abolished or discarded, as in:
"These ugly billboard have to go!" or
"These luxurious all had to go under the Khmer Rouge."
On the other hand the expression "to go" might have a quite different meaning, namely: "to be taken out, as restaurant food or drink"
"coffee and dough-nuts to go"
Would you help me to choose the proper meaning for this "all-purpose" expression.
Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Last edited by vil; 23-Dec-2007 at 12:04.
Re: to go
I don't see anything ambiguous here. What makes you think there's something ambiguous about it?
Re: to go
Thank you for your prompt reply.
Sometimes there is something else behind the plain expressions. Please, see my post above. I found the mentioned above expression in a list roll with everyday expression (idioms), which I have to put in different sentences with gaps in another list roll.
I get in a difficult position in view of the lots of different meaning of the expression "to go".
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