go forward/go straight


Senior Member
Hello everyone.
In giving directions, I understand the use of turn left, turn right and go straight.
Can I also use go forward in substitute for go straight?
thank you.
  • theartichoke

    Senior Member
    English - Canada
    Hi Bagsensei,

    "Go forward" would sound very strange in the context of giving directions: someone who is proceeding from A to B is always, in a sense, "going forward," no matter which direction he's walking in. Stick with "go straight"--and I would tend to say "go straight ahead," though that might be a classic Canadian redundancy.:)
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