She says that she knows that moments are rare
I suppose that it's true
Then on she goes to say I don't care and she knows that I do

"Then on" means that she said he doesn't care immediately after she saying that she knows that moments are rare? Or we cant't define when she said that he doesn't care?

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    It's not 'then on' but rather on she goes which is reordered to preserve the rhyme (this seems like a part of a poem; providing context would help). So it is: she goes on which can have several meanings; since it says that she said one thing and then went on we can safely assume that she said the other part right after the first one. – Lucky May 30 '15 at 1:08
  • Thank you Lucky, this is really a interesting way of constructing the sentence. So, could I rewrite this sentence this way? "Then she goes on and say that I don't care." – Apprentice May 30 '15 at 1:47
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    Not really, has to be 'on to' - after one thing, then on to the next thing. 'with' is possible in my example but not yours. 'and' sounds awkward in both cases. – Tetsujin May 30 '15 at 6:26
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    @Tetsujin I interpreted to as an infinitive marker here - I wouldn't say "she goes on to" "say", but "she goes on" "to say" @ Apprentice "and" does sound a bit strange (or at least less elegant), but if you used it it would have to be: "she goes on and says" because when you take out "to" present simple, and not bare infinitive fits here. Of course, the poem wouldn't rhyme there any more. – Lucky May 30 '15 at 8:13

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