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Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:50:51 AM

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First I will talk about X and then move on to Y.

First I will talk about X and then move to Y.

What's the difference?

Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum!
FounDit
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:22:41 AM

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Atatürk wrote:
First I will talk about X and then move on to Y.

First I will talk about X and then move to Y.

What's the difference?


In an exact sense, not much, but the idiom is "move on", and when used for speaking or traveling, it means to move from one topic to another, or from one place to another.

To simply use "move to Y" would tend to indicate a physical move, which would sound strange when referring to speaking.



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Atatürk
Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 12:58:44 AM

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Thanks a lot.

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