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About the use of "Come on"

 
 
Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2016 03:53 am
We often hear suah an expression: Come on! But in different situation it has different meanings. SO i want to know the different meanings about "Come on".Thank you very much.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2016 04:46 am
It might express incredulity: "Oh, come on."--meaning that your interlocutor doesn't believe you. It might express defiance: "Come on, tough guy."--meaning that one is not intimidated by a threat which has been made. It might simply be inclusive: "You're going to the beach? Can i come?" "Sure, come on." It might express impatience: "We've been waiting for you for a half hour, come on!"

There are many possible meanings. It is not, by any means, an important or frequently used locution, however.
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2016 10:31 am
@zhaoyuanyang,
It may also express bewilderment - "You truly believe that? Come on...?"
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cathyguo
 
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Reply Thu 14 Apr, 2016 10:02 pm
1.Used to indicate a request, encouragement, persuasion, etc .
e.g. Come on, sing us a song.
2.Used to urge others to go (do), meaning: hurry up .
e.g. Come on, it’s getting dark.
3.To express blame or impatience .
e.g.Come on,don’t sit there dreaming.
4.Used to challenge or irritate each other.
e.g.Come on! I’m not afraid of you.
5.For sports competitions and other occasions to encourage players .
e.g.Come on!Come on!" shouted the audience again and again.
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Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2016 06:14 am

"Come on! Come on! ......Hurry up Harry, come on"



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zhaoyuanyang
 
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Reply Sun 17 Apr, 2016 07:58 pm
@Setanta,
Thank you very much.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2016 03:58 am
You're welcome.
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