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    Hello All,


    Please help me with this sentence.

    I will go ahead and process the refund.
    I will go ahead and take care of the issue.

    I know that the usage of "go ahead" is wrong in the above sentence. Could someone help me explain it technically.

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2010 View Post
    Hello All,


    Please help me with this sentence.

    I will go ahead and process the refund.
    I will go ahead and take care of the issue.

    I know that the usage of "go ahead" is wrong in the above sentence. Could someone help me explain it technically.

    Thank you
    2010
    Why do you think "go ahead" is wrong in your examples? The phrase can be and is used in that way.

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    I agree.

    The likely situation in which you would use 'go ahead' as in your sentence is that there has been a lot of discussion about a customer's complaint, and eventually it is agreed that a refund is due.

    If there had been no such discussion, you would only have said "I'll give you a refund".

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    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Why do you think "go ahead" is wrong in your examples? The phrase can be and is used in that way.

    I am trying to understand as to what the difference would be if I say it without "go ahead."

    I will process the refund.
    I will go ahead and process the refund.

    I am not sure if I am making sense. All I am trying to find out is when to use "go ahead" and when not to!
    Last edited by 2010; 15-Mar-2011 at 13:58. Reason: Typo

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    Did you read my post?

    Use 'go ahead' if there has been much discussion about the complaint and a refund. This discussion may have been between you and the customer or you and your manager.

    If there has been no such discussion, or very little, don't bother with 'go ahead'.

    Hope that's clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Dude View Post


    Did you read my post?

    Use 'go ahead' if there has been much discussion about the complaint and a refund. This discussion may have been between you and the customer or you and your manager.

    If there has been no such discussion, or very little, don't bother with 'go ahead'.

    Hope that's clear.
    Ditto the Dude.

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