English Grammar Go
Learn English Go Grammar

Grammar Level 5- Lesson One

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Go in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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go / went / gone / going


The verb “go” is one of the first verbs to learn in English, but many students make mistakes with it, especially in the past tense –“went.”


1. He usually goes shopping at this store.

He went shopping here yesterday.

2. They’re going on a trip to Chicago.

3. Bobby goes to see a lot of movies.

He went with his friends last week, but today he decided to go by himself.

4. I have to go to the bathroom.


I have to go to the restroom. or….

….men’s room / ladies’ room / washroom

5. Water goes into a tea kettle.

The tea kettle goes on the stove where the water is heated.

6. The little girl can’t go into this section of the house.

She can only go to those areas of the house that are safe.

7. Where does my name go? It goes on the top line? Okay.


present tense: go / goes
past tense: went
future: will go
present continuous: am / are / is going
past continuous: was / were going
future continuous: will be going
present perfect: has / have gone
past perfect: had gone
future perfect: will have gone
present perfect continuous: has / have been going
past perfect continuous: had been going
future perfect continuous: will have been going
modal verbs: ______ go
past tense modal: ______ have gone
infinitive: to go
gerund: going
passive: no


Idioms Using the verb Go

The verb “go” can be used with many different prepositions and adjectives to form idiomatic verb phrases and expressions. This list provides some examples:

go above and beyond = to try to do better; to do a better job or work harder than is necessary.

1. He went above and beyond his duties at work, so he was quickly promoted.

2. Police officers and soldiers who go above and beyond the call of duty are honored for their service.

go against = to oppose; to go in the opposite direction.

a. Going against the wind is hard when you’re riding a bike.

b. Barack Obama went against John McCain in the last presidential election and won.

go all in = to put all of your resources or money into some kind of effort.

We’ve got to go all in on this project in order to be successful. If we dont go all in, we’re in trouble.

go all out = to work very hard at something to achieve success.

a. She’s going all out to get A’s this semester.

b. Our company went all out to improve its sales record this year, but we came up short.

go as = to dress in a costume and pretend to be a famous character, person, or thing. (This is often done for parties, especially Halloween.)

Question: What are you going as for Halloween?

Answer: I’m going as a pirate.

go at = to attack, physically or verbally.

a. A crazy man went at a police officer with a knife before he was shot.

b. You have to stop going at her all the time when she makes a mistake.

go bad = spoil; become rotten (usually for fruit, vegetables, and meat.

a. We have to eat those apples before they go bad.

b. The chicken smelled like it was going bad, so I threw it out.

go between = mediate a conflict; try to solve a problem between two people.

Hilary Clinton has been going between the Palestinians and the Israelis to solve the conflict between the two groups.

go for = cost

How much is the house down the street going for?


Quiz for Go

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