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    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
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    Default go ahead

    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I cancelled the reservation.
    2. I went ahead and cancelled the reservation.

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    Default Re: go ahead

    The second suggests that the person used their initiative or made the cancellation against someone's wishes, etc- went ahead expresses some degree of volition, decision, etc.

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