Hi to everyone! Is there someone who can explain to me what is the difference from to follow or to go after? In Italian we say: seguire. When have I to use the first one or the second one?
A more formal verb which has a similar meaning to "go after" is " to pursue".
He pursued his career as a doctor in many poor countries and saved many lives.
"to sue" is similar to pursue but is generally only used in relation to pursuing someone through a court.
After the accident she had to threaten to sue the other driver to get the money to repair her car.
Thank you very much Cher! If I had not received your explanation, I had never understood the difference!
The context is important in such cases. IE What is the situation around this? To follow a leader, to follow rules etc The word 'follow' can be used in many ways.
"To go after" implies that you're chasing after someone for something. To obtain or strive towards something. Eg: He owes me money. I'm going to go after him for my money. or "You will never get what you want if you don't go after it with determination.
Blessed day :)