Phrasal Verb GO
The phrasal verb go -- like all the phrasal verbs -- is made from the verb and
prepositions or adverbs that accompany it.
The following includes a short list plus a fun exercise that follows to check your
knowledge of this particular item. Enjoy!
GO AT SME / STH = Argue. Work hard or diligently for sth.
Our neighbors are going at it again. I can hear them yelling at each
GO AFTER = Attempt to win or search for
The up and coming team has gone after the championship.
GO BY = Pass a place.
I go by his house every morning on the way to school.
GO IN FOR = A. Pursue a hobby. B. Enter a competition.
A. John has gone in for football in a big way.
B. Jane has gone in for the beauty contest.
GO OFF = A. When food becomes bad or dangerous to
eat. B. Explode.
A. This meat has gone off. Throw it out.
B. The bomb went off in the underground.
GO ON = A. Continue. B. Happen C. Become lit
A. "Please, go on," said the psychologist to the patient.
B. What went on at the party last night? Why did the police come?
C. Clap your hands and the lights go on automatically.
GO ROUND = Enough for all in a group.
I hope there is enough potatoes to go round.
GO THROUGH WITH = Finish
She wanted to try sushi, but in the end she couldn't go through with it.
GO WITH = A. Accompany. B. Match or suit
A. I will go with you to the cinema tonight.
B. Do you think this green shirt goes well with these pink
Phrasal Verb GO exercise
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