Phrasal Verbs #5 Go


Go ahead and see how many of the following questions you can answer.

  1. If someone stole your bag and ran away would you go after them?
  2. When shopping, do you usually go for the brand names or the value items?
  3. Do you get up or snooze when your alarm goes off?
  4. How many times a week do you usually go out?
  5. When choosing where to go on a night out are you the decision-maker or do you usually go along with what your friends or partner wants?
  6. If the walls of your bedroom were painted blue, what coloured furniture and accessories would you choose to go with them?

Below is a list of some common phrasal verbs with Go. There are many more. Read through the ones below and add those that you don’t know to your vocabulary lists. Then click on the links to do the quizzes.

In some of these quizzes, you will come across even more phrasal verbs with Go. Did you know that you can check phrasal verbs in a good English/English dictionary to find meaning, example sentences and the grammar of how to use them? Do this and add them to your list.

Phrasal Verb Meaning Example Sentence
go ahead start, proceed Please go ahead and eat before the food gets cold.
go after something follow someone My brother tried to go after the thief in his car.
go after someone go try to achieve something I went after my dream and now I am a published writer.
go along with something agree with or follow Tommy usually goes along with what I say. He trusts me.
go away leave a place Go away and leave me alone.
go away leave your home in order to spend time somewhere else, usually for a holiday We usually go away for the summer.
go away disappear It was weeks before the bruises went away.
go back return to a place I have to go back home and get my lunch.
go by pass Three hours went by. Or I will go by that old house.
go down move to a lower level or place or fall to the ground The plan went down ten minutes after takeoff.
go down become reduced The temperature went down to minus 10 last night.
go for something choose Instead of butter, I always go for olive or coconut oil.
go for something like or admire I don’t go for war films much.
go in/ go into (somewhere) enter (a room or building) I look through the window but I didn’t actually go in.
go off make a loud noise or to explode. – My alarm clock went off at 7:00 a.m.
go on happen./take place What is going on in China right now?
go on continue Please go on with what you were saying.
go with something match, to be similar to My shirt and pants are both blue. They go with each other.
go out– (1) stop burning (machines or electrical things) The electricity went out last night. I couldn’t see anything.
go out– (2 leave your house to be a part of a social activity Every weekend I go out with my friends.
go over something review Please go over your answers before you submit your test.
go over visit someone nearby I haven’t seen Tina for a long time. I think I’ll go over for an hour or two.
go without something suffer lack or deprivation When I was young, we went without winter boots.

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