One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the lecture went on for three hours’
last, continue, carry on, run on, proceed
endure, persist, stay, remain
2‘she went on about how much she loved the sea’
talk at length, ramble, rattle on, talk on and on, carry on talking, chatter, prattle, prate, gabble, maunder, blether, blather, twitter
informal gab, yak, yackety-yak, yabber, yatter, shoot one's mouth off
British informal witter, rabbit, natter, waffle, chunter
North American informal run off at the mouth
3‘I'm not sure what went on that night’
happen, take place, occur, transpire
North American informal go down
literary come to pass, betide, chance
rare eventuate, hap
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