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    The word "go" means to go to a place where someone will be at a particular time.

    The word "go" means going to a place where someone will be at a particular time.


    Is there a meaning difference between the two or either one is preferred? Thanks all the time.

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    Re: Mean

    Both are acceptable.

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    Re: Mean

    Neither is acceptable.

    The word 'go' means 'move from one place to another'.

    The word 'rendezvous' means
    to go to a place where someone will be at a particular time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    The word "go" means to go to a place where someone will be at a particular time.

    The word "go" means going to a place where someone will be at a particular time.


    Is there a meaning difference between the two or either one is preferred? Thanks all the time.
    Sorry, your question is about the meaning of "go"? Or it's about the grammatical point (it means to go...../it means going......)?

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    #5

    Re: Mean

    My question was about the grammatical point (it means to go...../it means going......).

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    #6

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    OK. In that case both are acceptable, as far as I know.

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    Re: Mean

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    My question was about the grammatical point (it means to go...../it means going......).
    If you're explaining a verb, it's best to write, "The word 'go' means to <verb> " because that's how verbs are normally defined.
    Also, you can't use 'go' in your definition of 'go'.

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    Thank you all!! Those are really helpful.

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