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    about one going on to become a Mozart

    What does "going on" mean? The translation goes "grew up to become..", so it seems so, but I'm not sure.

    ex)Newspapers love to print stories about five-year-old musical prodigies giving solo recitals, but you rarely read about one going on to become a Mozart. The point here is that whatever his initial gift, Mozart was also an artist who learned to work on his work, and thereby improved. In that respect he shares common ground with the rest of us. Artists get better by sharpening thier skills or by acquiring new ones;they get better by learning to work, and by learning from their work. They commit themselves to the work of their heart, and act upon that commitment....What you end up caring about is what you do, not whether the doing came hard or easy.

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    #2

    Re: about one going on to become a Mozart

    one who went on to become a Mozart

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    Re: about one going on to become a Mozart

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    one who went on to become a Mozart
    Does "go on" imply "do natural course of making efforts or whatever"?

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    #4

    Re: about one going on to become a Mozart

    It means "went farther", "continued his career".

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    Re: about one going on to become a Mozart

    [not a teacher]

    You will often here it in a context such as:

    "So you finally got your bachelors degree. Are you going on to get your masters?"

    IMO, that is the meaning in your example, as in "to continue with education or higher levels of vocation."

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    Re: about one going on to become a Mozart

    Thanks a lot, but the last question, in "common ground with the rest of us", what doe s "ground" mean? reason or basis?

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    Re: about one going on to become a Mozart

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thanks a lot, but the last question, in "common ground with the rest of us", what doe s "ground" mean? reason or basis?
    It takes a different thread, I guess.

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