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srkdr68
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 4:40:07 AM
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Which is correct 'I'll go ahead with/on...

I'll go ahead with fast, come what may-Hazare...The Hindu



thar
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 4:46:07 AM

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you go ahead with (article) something.
you go ahead with the project

it needs a noun with an article, or number, or something.
the fast, a fast, or the fasting etc
not 'fast' on its own.
leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 5:14:23 AM

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srkdr68 wrote:
Which is correct 'I'll go ahead with/on...

I'll go ahead with fast, come what may-Hazare...The Hindu


A literal interpretation would be:

"I shall embrace celerity, regardless of the consequences…"

Yet something in my more critically thinking mind has the notion that this is not what was intended.

If the response that you receive is substantially different from that which you intended, then perhaps you have missed me -- else I have missed you. ;)
DavidL
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 5:16:54 AM
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Hazare rejects police curbs, to go ahead with fast

This is a headline, and so with limited space, newspapers omit words.

Anna Hazare has spurned the conditions that the Delhi police have tried to impose, and will go ahead with her fast.


leonAzul
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 5:44:06 AM

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DavidL wrote:
Hazare rejects police curbs, to go ahead with fast

This is a headline, and so with limited space, newspapers omit words.

Anna Hazare has spurned the conditions that the Delhi police have tried to impose, and will go ahead with her fast.




Aha: context.

In this context "go ahead with her fast" means "she shall continue to intentionally abstain from food".
thar
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 6:10:02 AM

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yeah, headlines, all grammar bets are off!
Julya
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 8:20:50 AM
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thar wrote:
yeah, headlines, all grammar bets are off!
I agree with you! What would we want from media? (truth...grammar..it's toooo much)
PS: Please drop in to my topic " Out On the Floor" I still have the question out there :-)
jmacann
Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:05:08 AM
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What is worse -newspapers omit news...
Romany
Posted: Monday, August 15, 2011 11:01:21 AM
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In your original post, had you perhaps thought the quoted words meant something like the expression "To go ahead with speed"? That the word 'fast' referred to the adjective 'fast'?

If so, you will have seen that the headlines that followed your OP make reference to the possessive 'her' so you have realised for yourself that the reference is to the meaning of 'fast' that leonAzul explained.

I agree it could look a little odd in that light. Or am I way off track?

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