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    Past intentional

    Hi Teachers

    What is your opinion on the following sentence?

    I was going to go...

    Is it commonly used in BrE or AmE?
    Can it be replaced by some other sentences with a similar meaning?
    As far as I am concerned I always tend to avoid this repetition of the verb "go" because it seems odd and inappropriate to me.

    Thank you very much in advance

    Teia


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    Re: Past intentional

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi Teachers
    What is your opinion on the following sentence?
    I was going to go...
    Is it commonly used in BrE or AmE?
    Can it be replaced by some other sentences with a similar meaning?
    As far as I am concerned I always tend to avoid this repetition of the verb "go" because it seems odd and inappropriate to me.
    Thank you very much in advance
    Teia
    It's perfectly OK. I say it all the time.

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    Re: Past intentional

    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    It's perfectly OK. I say it all the time.

    Hi Coffa

    Thank you very much for clarifying that.

    Regards,

    Teia


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    #4

    Re: Past intentional

    It's not wrong though I'd rather use I was going to ... or I'm going to...
    It's a matter of taste...

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