Using the phrasal verbs with go properly will go a long way towards
developing you English language proficiency.
Like all other phrasal verbs in English, go phrasal verbs can be both transitive
Below you'll find definitions of the phrasal verbs with go plus an exercise that
Look over the list and then do the exercise to see how well you know these phrasal
GO AWAY = leave
I made the neighbor kids go away by yelling at them.
GO AROUND = avoid contact, circumvent
We can't go in the back door we got to go around to the front.
GO BACK = return
When are you going back to school?
GO BACK ON = not keep a promise or ones word
It's hard doing business with them. They always go back on their promises.
GO DOWN = decrease or reduce
The cost of gasoline is going down.
GO FOR = A. try to achieve B. enjoy having, crave (idiomatically: hit the spot)
A. She is going for the gold medal at the national championships. B. It's so hot out. I could really go for an ice cold glass of lemonade.
GO IN FOR = take part in; participate
Are you going in for football this year after school?
GO INTO = discuss in detail or at length
She didn't go into the reasons for the move.
GO OFF = A. explode B. begin, start (with alarms or signals) C. become angry quickly D. stop (of a
A. The bomb could go off at any moment. B. The air raid signal went off and scared everyone in the room. C. He went off in a flash when he heard the news. I've never seen him so
upset. D. The generator went off and we can't get it started again.
GO ON =
A. continue B. happen
A. Do go on! I could listen to you sing all day. B. What's been going on here this morning? This place looks like a pig
GO ON WITH = continue as planned
I think we should go on with the lesson after break.
GO OUT = A. fire stops burning B. social activities; a date
A. The fire went out because we ran out of fuel for it. B. They love to go out on weekends to the movies.
GO OVER = A. review B. succeed; be received well
A. Do you usually go over the tests in class? B. The comedian's joke didn't go over well with that crowd last night.
GO THROUGH = A. examine, study carefully B. endure; experience difficulties
A. I need to have my lawyer go through this contract before I sign it. B. I would never want to go through what she has.
GO THROUGH WITH = proceed despite difficulties
I have decided to go through with the move to Berlin.
GO WITH = A. match or suit B. accompany someone C. have as boyfriend or girlfriend
A. That blouse doesn't go with that skirt. B. I am going with Jill to school. C. Sarah is going with John. They make a cute couple.