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  • How to use the verb go in English

    Exercise 2

    Choose the correct form of go to complete the sentences below.

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    1 They don't go _____. They work.
    2 Do you want to go _____ with me in the park?
    3 They often go _____ at weekends.
    4 Let's go _____. The fridge is empty.
    5 I'd like to go _____ to Egypt.


  • How to use verb go in English – Grammar chart

    In the table below you can see the different ways to use the verb go in English.
    How to use the verb ‘go’ in English

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    Go + -ing

    We use go + -ing verb for many sports, and also some other activities like shopping, dancing, clubbing, etc. 

    • I want to go shopping this afternoon.
    • We went kayaking on Lake Michigan.


    Go to


    We don’t use the in the expressions go to work and go to bed.

    • What time do you go to work?
    • I’m tired. I‘m going to bed


    We say go to school or go to university without the to mean that go to those places as students.

    • They couldn’t go to school for a few days because of the snow.
    • Almost 40% of young people go to university


    We say go to prison when someone is taken there as a prisoner.

    • He could go to prison if the judge finds him guilty. 


    Go to a/the

    We use go to a/the + nouns describing places or events. We use go to + the before nouns of places that we typically go in the city.

    • I need to go to the dentist
    • I‘m going to the bank

    You can know when we use a or the by checking the use of articles in English.

    Go for a

    We use go for a before nouns describing acitivities, such as a swim, a run, a walk, a ride, a drink, etc.

    • The weather is great today. I’m going to go for a swim.
    • I have a new bike. Would you like togo for a ride with me?


    Go on a

    We use go on a before nouns related to holidays, trips or similar, such as holiday, trip, journey, excursion, tour, cruise, etc.

    • He went on a cruise with his family.
    • Let’sgo on an excursion to explore the area. 
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