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    #1

    here we go!

    What does "Here we go" mean?

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonardoatt View Post
    What does "Here we go" mean?
    It means that we are ready to start or about to start something exciting/terrifying/adventurous/new. Depending on context, it might come across slightly differently but it basically means "We are about to start!" What we are about to start would only be clear from context.

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    #3

    re: here we go!

    Please restrict yourself to one punctuation mark at a time.

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    #4

    re: here we go!

    emsr2d2 is right saying that more context would help. As far as I know, this expression is used, in addition to what emsr2d2 has said, when the speaker wants to express his/her reaction to something (positive or negative) that's just happened or is happening at the moment. For example, one can use this expression in a situation like this:

    Mother: What do you think of marrying Bob?
    Daughter: I don't like his hair.
    Mother: Here we go. You know, I wonder if there is ever a guy that you'll ever approve of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    emsr2d2 is right saying that more context would help. As far as I know, this expression is used, in addition to what emsr2d2 has said, when the speaker wants to express his/her reaction to something (positive or negative) that's just happened or is happening at the moment. For example, one can use this expression in a situation like this:

    Mother: What do you think of marrying Bob?
    Daughter: I don't like his hair.
    Mother: Here we go. You know, I wonder if there is ever a guy that you'll ever approve of.
    I was just thinking the same thing. Whilst I agree with 5jj's request to limit the number of punctuation marks, I realised that I would read a different context into it depending on the number of exclamation marks (rightly or wrongly used!)

    (On a roller coaster) Here we go!!!!! = excitement.
    (Talking to someone as in Bennevis' example) Here we go again! = annoyance
    (At a restaurant) Here we go. = perhaps the arrival of expected food or something similar ("Aha. Here we go. Food's arrived.")

    Now you can see why context is important

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    #6

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    I got the point.Thank you for the information you gave me.

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonardoatt View Post
    I got the point.Thank you for the information you gave me.
    If you had really got the point, then you would have used just one " ".

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    #8

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    I like to use more than one

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonardoatt View Post
    I like to use more than one
    In this forum we ask people to avoid chatlish, and to use standard punctuation. We realise learners may make mistakes, but we ask them to do their best. You are very welcome here, but please try to follow our practices.

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    #10

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    Okay.I will follow you.

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