go

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Go is on the Basic English 850 List.
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go is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
go

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
go

Third person singular
goes

Simple past
went

Past participle
gone

Present participle
going

  1. If you go, you move in space, especially to or through a place.
    I go to the seashore every summer.
    Kathy goes to the seashore every summer, too.
    I went to the seashore last year.
    She's gone to the seashore.
    I'm going to the seashore next year.
  2. If you go, you move in time, often in your mind.
    You have to go back to 1911 to find a wetter day.
    Marty McFly jumped in the time machine and went to 1965.
  3. If you go, you move on the computer, the internet, or in the memory.
    Then go to the C: drive.
    His mind went to the last time he saw her.
  4. If you go, you move a certain distance or a certain way.
    We've gone 10 kilometers today.
    Sandra is going in circles.
  5. If you go, you leave or move away.
    Please don't go.
    People have been coming and going all day.
  6. If you go bad, wild, blind, etc., you become like that.
    Jim went blind.

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