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    Are these two sentences same?

    Are these two sentences same?
    I walked on in the woods. I walked in the woods continuously.

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    Re: Are these two sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    Are these two sentences the same?
    I walked on in the woods. I walked in the woods continuously.
    No, clearly they are not the same. Perhaps you meant to ask if they meant the same thing.

    The first is a possible English utterance; the second is not.

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    Re: Are these two sentences same?

    No, actually.

    "I walked on in the woods" sounds like someone stopped and started walking again. "Walk on" basically means to keep walking past something, or to start walking again.

    The second sentence is strange and humanly impossible. "Continuously" means without stopping. Rivers run continuously.

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    Re: Are these two sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by a_vee View Post
    "I walked on in the woods" sounds like someone stopped and started walking again.
    Not necessarily. It can simply suggest that 'I' carried on walking:

    Mary stopped to admire the view, but I walked on in/through the woods.

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    Re: Are these two sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Not necessarily. It can simply suggest that 'I' carried on walking:

    Mary stopped to admire the view, but I walked on in/through the woods.
    Yes. That's true too.

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    Re: Are these two sentences same?

    Quote Originally Posted by a_vee View Post
    Yes. That's true too.
    I would not have posted it had it not been true.

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