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    Arrow Went On In

    I have a question about the use of "on". I found the following:

    "One afternoon Charlie Rucker suggested that we go to the Gills girls' house and play pool. We decided to take a short cut through the neighborhood yards playing follow the leader over hedges, fences, porch banisters, etc. "Chuck" was leading the way and when we went over the last fence which was one of those high metal fences, I snagged a ninety degree tear in my pants on descent. It was torn about two inches in both directions right in the seat. He insisted that I go on with him anyway. Luckily no one was home but he knew the family well enough that we went on in anyway. "

    What does "on" mean in "went on in"?

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    Re: Went On In

    "We carried on and went into the house."

    Welcome to the forum, Sandra2.


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