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    There goes the bell.

    I often read There goes the bell. I wonder if I can say Here comes the bell.

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    Re: There goes the bell.

    No, you can't. "There goes the bell" means "The bell has just rung".

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    Re: There goes the bell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, you can't. "There goes the bell" means "The bell has just rung".
    I'd say it means The bell has just begun to ring.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: There goes the bell.

    If the ringing is of short duration (BONG), then Raymott's version is more likely. If it goes on for some time (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSFAlk3Yh_k), then GS's version is more likely.

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