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What is the meaning of "go on" ? Go on, have a biscuit!
Jan 24, 2017 3:58 AM
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"Go on" often means to continue or to proceed. "The meeting went on for two hours." "I've talked enough about it already, I won't go on." "The team lost its first match, but went on to win three in a row." When the two words are used alone in a command like this, it is just a way of encouraging somebody to do some action. Depending on the context and the tone of voice, it can be a friendly way of giving permission or making a suggestion, or it can be an angry command. :-) "Go on, have a biscuit!" (= "You are allowed to eat a biscuit", "Please eat one of these biscuits.") >:-O "Go on, get me a biscuit!" (= "I'm hungry, damnit, get me a biscuit!")
January 24, 2017
In this instance, "go on" is a way of telling you to do something. More specifically, "go on" in this instance means what you are being told to do, to "have a biscuit", is okay and acceptable by the speaker. Let me know if this helps. Peace.
January 24, 2017
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