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    #1

    to go on something = to be spent / used on something

    Hello all users!

    Does the sentence "All the money that I earn goes on repairing the damage" mean "All the money that I earn is spent / used on repairing the damage"?

    Maybe the sentence should read: "All the money that I earn goes towards repairing the damage".

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: to go on something = to be spent / used on something

    All those alternatives are correct and mean the same.

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    #3

    Re: to go on something = to be spent / used on something

    This American would not say "goes on."
    It goes to, it goes toward, it goes towards -- all okay.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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