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    it's going way back

    "I remember when I went to school I used swim a lot in the lake that was near our house. But it's going way back." Is OK to say "going way back" for something that happened a long time ago?

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    Re: it's going way back

    Ostap, it would be better if you gave more context every time you post you questions.

    "It's going way back" is not a present continuous sentence here. "Going way back" functions as a noun in this sentence.

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    Re: it's going way back

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Ostap, it would be better if you gave more context every time you post you questions.

    "It's going way back" is not a present continuous sentence here. "Going way back" functions as a noun in this sentence.
    Suppose there is no context. It's just a piece of conversation I can't recall the whole thing.
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    Re: it's going way back

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Suppose there is no context. It's just a piece of conversation I can't recall the whole thing.
    It's from the same book I refered to in the post about "when Keegan come around".

    Here is the dialog

    G: Sam's from Bellview. He had a car or two. It was a,
    modified. Six cylinder?
    M: Oh yeah that's goin' way back.
    G: (That's a long time ago).
    G: That was a long time afgo.
    M: "Yeah."

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