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    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I bought it while it was on sale.
    2. I went ahead and bought it while it was on sale.

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    Re: went ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. I bought it while it was on sale.
    2. I went ahead and bought it while it was on sale.
    To me, #2 suggests that there may have been some discussion about, or opposition to, the idea of buying before 'I' actually did it. This discussion/opposition may have involved other people, or it may have been in the speaker's own mind.

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