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    #1

    go ahead

    I'd like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. At home, turn off the lights when leaving the room.
    2. At home, go ahead and turn off the lights when leaving the room.

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    Re: go ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I'd like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. At home, turn off the lights when leaving the room.
    2. At home, go ahead and turn off the lights when leaving the room.
    1. sounds more of an order.
    2. seems to be more polite. E.g "If you can if you want to"

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    #3

    Re: go ahead

    Not a teacher at all though.

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    Re: go ahead

    I'm not a teacher, and the only use I've seen for "go ahead" is "do it if you want to", as in

    Said if you want to call me baby
    Just go ahead now
    And if you like to tell me maybe
    Just go ahead now

    Two Princes, by the Spin Doctors.
    Ah, those were the days...

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