Does this sentence with 'went and...' imply surprise or just express a fact?
"She went and ordered a new car."
We can't tell without context. Here's a context in which it expresses surprise:
- She went and ordered a new car. Can you believe it?
And here's a context in which it does not express surprise:
- She went and ordered a new car when the insurance company informed her that the car that she had been driving was totaled.
Here are some other contexts in which it does not express surprise:
- "And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel" (Deuteronomy 31:1, King James Version, 1611)
- "And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land" (Numbers 13:26, KJV, 1611).
- "And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself" (Matthew 27:5, KJV, 1611)
- "And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son" (Genesis 22:13, KJV, 1611).
For more biblical examples, simply Google "'went and' KJV". One could probably spend a whole week collecting examples of this structure from the Bible.