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    Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump, and sat on a leaf in the pond.

    It was hot, very, very hot, and Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump, and sat on a leaf in the pond.
    (YONG LEANERS, Oxford University Press)

    I can’t understand why ‘jumped’ is not used here? What does ‘go jump’ mean? Does it mean ‘go and jump’?

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    #2

    Re: Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump, and sat on a leaf in the pond.

    It's a simple way to say that the frog jumped several times in order to reach the leaf.
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    Re: Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump, and sat on a leaf in the pond.

    I wouldn't use it outside a story for very young children.

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    Re: Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump, and sat on a leaf in the pond.

    Can we simply say:Daddy frog jumped, jumped, jumped, and sat on a leaf in the pond?

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    Re: Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump, and sat on a leaf in the pond.

    'Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump' is more mellifluous than 'Daddy frog jumped, jumped, jumped'.

    I presume 'YONG LEANERS' should be 'YOUNG LEARNERS'.

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    Re: Daddy frog went jump, jump, jump, and sat on a leaf in the pond.

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    Can we simply say:Daddy frog jumped, jumped, jumped, and sat on a leaf in the pond?
    We can, noting Rover's comment above.

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