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    a few connotations of "go on"

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. After he was hit by the ball, Billy quit pitching and went home, but the game went on.

    go on = continue, not stop

    2. The teacher pointed to the map, and went on, "But the land that Columbus came to was not India.

    go on = to continue after a pause; begin with the next thing.

    3. As time went on, Mary began to wonder if John had forgotten their date.

    4. The years went on, and Betty's classmates became gray-haired men and women.

    go on = pass

    5. Mr. Scott heard the noise and went to see what was going on in the hall.

    6. The teacher knows what goes on when she leaves the room.

    go on = to happen, take place

    7. When Father told Mother she was the prettiest girl in the world. Mother just said, "Oh, go on, Charles.

    go on = stop trying to fool me; I don't believe you

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: a few connotations of "go on"

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    1. After he was hit by the ball, Billy quit pitching and went home, but the game went on.

    go on = continue, not stop Ok

    2. The teacher pointed to the map, and went on, "But the land that Columbus came to was not India.

    go on = to continue after a pause; begin with the next thing. Ok

    3. As time went on, Mary began to wonder if John had forgotten their date.

    4. The years went on, and Betty's classmates became gray-haired men and women.

    go on = pass= proceed; She may go on to become a director of the company.

    5. Mr. Scott heard the noise and went to see what was going on in the hall.

    6. The teacher knows what goes on when she leaves the room.

    go on = to happen, take place = begin something ; When teens go on a binge, blame the idiot, not the box. (Begin to overdo viewing TV)
    7. When Father told Mother she was the prettiest girl in the world. Mother just said, "Oh! go on, Charles, you must be joking.
    go on = stop trying to fool me; I don't believe you
    (With an interjection, it is an expression of disbelief)
    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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