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    proceed

    Please can all first class and business class proceed to the boarding gate.

    Do you think "proceed" is related to go to particular place? So in the airport, "proceed" is used, comparing to "go".

    On the other hand, proceed is more formal than "go"?


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    Last edited by thedaffodils; 26-Sep-2014 at 17:09. Reason: typo for "former"

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    Re: proceed

    "Proceed" is a fancy way of saying "go."

    People like to make things sound more important than they really are. Airlines are one of the worst offenders.

    George Carlin, the late comedian, did an entire routine about the language airlines use.

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    Re: proceed

    I am not a teacher.

    I don't know about airlines, but in an airport or anywhere else for that matter, telling someone to proceed somewhere is less of an order than telling them to go there. 'Proceed' also carries with it the nuance of starting the process of going, rather than the more blunt 'go'.

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