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    she went looking for a possible answer.

    what is the "went" used for in this sentence?

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    It implies to me that she didn't expect to find out straightaway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It implies to me that she didn't expect to find out straightaway.
    Do you see "went" as an auxiliary verb in that construction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mengta
    she went looking for a possible answer.

    what is the "went" used for in this sentence?
    went looking means to go search for. :)

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