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    orgetting I Had Laundry Going That Needs to Be Put in the Drier

    What "going" mean in here?

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    Re: orgetting I Had Laundry Going That Needs to Be Put in the Drier

    It means that he/she had been doing his/her laundry but forgot about it for a moment.

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    Re: orgetting I Had Laundry Going That Needs to Be Put in the Drier

    The laundry is in process.

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    Re: orgetting I Had Laundry Going That Needs to Be Put in the Drier

    thank you

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    Re: orgetting I Had Laundry Going That Needs to Be Put in the Drier

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    What does "going" mean in here?
    Thank you.
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    Re: orgetting I Had Laundry Going That Needs to Be Put in the Drier

    In this context. 'going' could probably be expanded to 'going round and round in the washing machine*', but as others have said it the general meaning is that the process is in train ''going on".

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    PS * This may attract accusations of cultural bias, but the person doing the washing is unlikely to forget about the need for drying while doing a hand-wash.
    PPS Perhaps the trouble with understanding this was the word laundry. There may be dictionaries that give the principal meaning as a place. (In fact when I was working at OUP I lived in a building that had previously been an out-house on an estate (mentioned in an oft-quoted poem by someone beginning with G, but that would be taking the tangent a bit too far... ) - and the house was called 'The Old Laundry'.) The expression 'I had laundry going' uses 'laundry' to refer to the things being washed.
    Last edited by BobK; 26-Sep-2011 at 11:15. Reason: Added PSs

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