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    Continue vs Go on

    I have a question.What is the difference between following words?I know They are synonyms but ı don't know when we use them and what is the real difference in usage and in meaning?

    *Continue
    *Keep on
    *Go on
    *Carry on

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    Re: Continue vs Go on

    Quote Originally Posted by myingilizce View Post
    I have a question.What is the difference between following words?I know They are synonyms but ı don't know when we use them and what is the real difference in usage and in meaning?

    *Continue
    *Keep on
    *Go on
    *Carry on
    You just need to practice with some English conversations to see where they fit in. If you offer some sentences, I can tell you if they sound right or not.

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    Re: Continue vs Go on

    Thank you for your respond, I don't have any sentence now, just one of my students asked me to explain the difference and the usage of these words..

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    Re: Continue vs Go on

    I hope the following is a help to you and your students.

    Here are some example sentences:

    I continue to study hard.
    I keep on studying hard.
    I carry on studying hard.
    I go on studying hard.

    These all mean exactly the same thing.

    Notice, however, the different structure with 'continue'. It is followed by to and the infinitive. The others are all followed by the 'ing' form of the verb.

    One other comment - 'I go on studying hard' is perfectly correct but it is not used as much as the other forms. It is falling into disuse.

    Best wishes!

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