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    #1

    ahead

    I'd like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Wash your hands.
    2. Go ahead and wash your hands.

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    Re: ahead

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I'd like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
    1. Wash your hands.
    2. Go ahead and wash your hands.
    Difference depends on the context the both sentences been use.

    Here it simply means in the 1st sentence we are asking a person to wash his hands. In 2nd may be people standing in a queue and one said to other go ahead and wash your hands, I am just presuming the situation, it can different

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    Re: ahead

    I'm not a teacher, but these are the meanings I've found for "go ahead".
    Mind you, it does not necessarily mean "ahead of".

    Go ahead - Proceed
    Go Ahead - go on, continue
    Go ahead - move in a forward direction
    Go ahead! - keep going!; go! forward!
    Go ahead - If that's what you want, do it.

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