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    #1

    to go

    Dear teachers,

    Recently I read a sentence in an "Everyday expression quiz" which comprises an ambiguous in my opinion expression "to go".

    "You'd better not complain now. I told you not to go there!"

    On the one hand there is a really classical definition of this expression, namely: be in the right place or situation, as in:

    "You need this (a passport) to go a different country." or
    "I do not want to go shopping today"

    This expression could have a slight different meaning, namely :"go through in search of something , search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way.

    The expression "to go" could be mean also "be abolished or discarded, as in:

    "These ugly billboard have to go!" or
    "These luxurious all had to go under the Khmer Rouge."

    On the other hand the expression "to go" might have a quite different meaning, namely: "to be taken out, as restaurant food or drink"
    "coffee and dough-nuts to go"

    Would you help me to choose the proper meaning for this "all-purpose" expression.

    Thank you in advance for your efforts.

    Regards.

    V.
    Last edited by vil; 23-Dec-2007 at 12:04.

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    Re: to go

    I don't see anything ambiguous here. What makes you think there's something ambiguous about it?

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    Re: to go

    Hi aggelos,

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    Sometimes there is something else behind the plain expressions. Please, see my post above. I found the mentioned above expression in a list roll with everyday expression (idioms), which I have to put in different sentences with gaps in another list roll.

    I get in a difficult position in view of the lots of different meaning of the expression "to go".

    Happy Holidays.

    Regards.

    V.

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