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What you need to know:

to “have to” = dovere
to “go on” = succedere

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Pubblicato da su 16 giugno 2017 in funny pictures, Humour inglese, Lessico, Verbi, vocabulary

 

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  1. Sandro

    17 giugno 2017 at 11:08

    Good morning, dear prof
    Today I’m finding out that the meaning of ” To go on ” is “succedere”, while I knew that its meaning were only “continuare, proseguire”. If at the end of the sentence you showed it had been written “… what is happening”, would the sentence have the same meaning? In other words can both verbs ” to happen or to go on” be used indifferendly or not?

     
    • Tony

      17 giugno 2017 at 13:03

      Yes, in this kind of context the meaning is identical.

      N.B. Today I (have) found out…

       
      • Sandro

        17 giugno 2017 at 16:19

        Thank you so much for your answer. So if I understand correctly, they can be indiferently used only in the context where the meaning is “accadere, succedere”. Otherwise, out of this context, ” to go on” means “continuare”. Is that so?

         
        • Tony

          17 giugno 2017 at 16:35

          Not totally. For example if you say, “A strange thing happened to me yesterday” then you can’t replace it with “A strange thing went on to me yesterday.” I would limit it to sentences such as “What’s going on?”, “Something strange is going on over there.” It’s more like “avere luogo.”

           
          • Sandro

            19 giugno 2017 at 19:00

            All clear, thank you prof

             

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