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    #1

    go ahead

    I'd like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Try it.
    2. Go ahead and try it.

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    Re: go ahead

    Same question, same answer: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-go-ahead.html

    1. sounds more of an order.
    2. seems to be more polite.


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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. Try it.
    2. Go ahead and try it.
    Hi,
    2. is more insistent as in "Is that curry very spicy?" "Try it." "I'm not sure, it might burn my mouth." "Go ahead and try it."

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    Re: go ahead

    go ahead = 1. move forward rapidly or act without restraint; also, continue something.
    For example, If you want to borrow the tractor, go ahead.
    This expression is often put as go ahead with, as in
    Are you going ahead with the house party?
    The term dates from the mid-1600s and gave rise to give the go-ahead, meaning "give permission to move or act in some way."
    2. go ahead of. Make one's way to the front of, as in They went ahead of me to see the purser.

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