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"Go along" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "ir", and "go ahead" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "seguir adelante". Learn more about the difference between "go along" and "go ahead" below.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to go somewhere)
a. ir
The others are going swimming. Why don't you go along too?Los otros estan yendo a nadar. ¿Por qué no vas también?
2. (to agree; used with "with")
a. estar de acuerdo
Charles doesn't seem to have any opinions of his own. He always goes along with what everyone else says.Parece que Charles no tiene opiniones propias. Siempre está de acuerdo con lo que dicen los demás.
3. (to acquiesce; used with "with")
a. aceptar
He only went along with the idea because he thought there was money in it.Solo aceptó la idea porque creyó que sería un buen negocio.
4. (to proceed)
a. avanzar
The cows were mooing plaintively as they went along.Las vacas mugían lastimeramente a la medida que avanzaban.
b. ir
I was going along, minding my own business, when I was stopped by a police officer.Iba de lo más tranquila cuando me detuvo un policía.
5. (to progress)
a. ir
Those seedlings I planted out are going along well.Estas plantas de semillero que trasplanté van bien.
b. marchar
Things were going along just fine without him.Las cosas marchaban muy bien sin él.
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This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was obvious he didn't know anything about the subject. He just made it up as he went along.Era evidente que no sabía nada del tema. Lo iba inventando mientras hablaba.
Let's get started already. We can sort out any problems as we go along.Empecemos ya. Podemos sortear los problemas sobre la marcha.
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to proceed)
a. seguir adelante
The event will go ahead rain or shine.El evento seguirá adelante llueva o truene.
2. (to advance)
a. adelantarse
I'll stay here and wait for them; you go ahead.Yo me quedo aquí para esperarlos; tú adelántate.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Can I have an apple? - Go ahead!¿Puedo tomar una manzana? - ¡Por supuesto!
Could I get by, please? - Yes, go ahead.¿Podría pasar, por favor? - Sí, adelante.
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