Go to the next step has more Google hits than go on to the next step.

However, a native speaker (from Britain) told me that I should use go on. Maybe this is a case of American vs British English?

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"Go to the next step" and "go on to the next step" have very similar meanings. The choice of which to use depends on context and the flow on the sentence. Sometimes a phrase feels like it should be abrupt and to-the-point. Other times, more expansive and wordy. Even the same author might vary this choice, to create a desired effect.

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