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My question is very simple---

a: I will go with your confirmation forward on.
b: I will go with your confirmation afterwards

They seem have no mistake in grammar, so, both are correct?

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This question would be more suitable for English Language Learners –  KitFox Mar 12 '13 at 14:42

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In both examples, “I will go with your confirmation” does not convey a clear meaning. It sounds like a non-English-speaker's attempt at saying “I will agree with you being confirmed”, or “I will continue on after you are confirmed”, or “I will depart after you are confirmed”, or “I will seek your confirmation”, etc.

The “forward on” part of (a) makes no sense.

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I think it's a confusion of two idioms: "from now on" and "from this point forward". And the afterwards probably is intended to mean the same thing: after today –  Jim Mar 12 '13 at 5:06
thank you . Jwpat7. –  user37978 Mar 12 '13 at 12:28

The speaker is trying to convey that he/she will "move forward with your confirmation" contingent upon or following another action or event. (?)

Forward on and afterwards are adverbs describing opposite actions or movement through time. If the speaker is trying to convey the same idea in different ways, he may mean to say directly, or immediately following to convey the idea of afterwards, rather than forward on. The speaker might want to go forward with a confirmation, or move forward on a confirmation.

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Thank you ! Susan –  user37978 Mar 12 '13 at 12:29

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