Phrasal verbs in English. Go and all its possible combinations

This verb is included in the TOP-100, and even, probably, the 20 most used words in the English language. How can you not know it?

 For sure, it's ‘to GO’! Example: Where do you go? Where are you going?

To go - is the most common meaning of this verb, but today we will consider other, new ways of using the word that has long been familiar to us.

I have such an interesting friend- her name’s Annie. You will never meet a girl like her. For example, she never goes in for modern music as she loves jazz so much.

  • to go in for smth - to get involved in something as a hobby; What do you go in for?

She usually talks a lot, but she can get angry when somebody goes back to his words and repeats the same information again and again. She always says ‘Go ahead! I don’t have so much time to hear it again! ’

  • to go back to one’s word - return to something during a conversation;
  • to go ahead - continue, not stop doing something;

But Annie is very reliable: she never goes back on her promise and is always ready to help somebody.

  • to go back on one’s promise - break a promise; Do you usually go back on your promise or keep it?

At the age of 18 Annie meets a charming man -Robert, who falls in love with her and tries to talk to Annie. But all his efforts go down the drain, because Annie is not interested in a relationship. Her main aim is business.

  • to go down the drain - be in vain; come to nothing;

But the guy goes as far as to ask Annie for a date and OMG she agrees! I wouldn’t go as far as to meet with such an emotional girl.

  • Go as far as to do something - go too far in order to do something;

Can you go as far as to ask your bestie for a date?

When Annie and Robert go somewhere together, they always go Dutch, because for Annie it’s not a date.

  • to go Dutch - pay in half, equally;

But all our friends think that Annie goes out with Robert, and they can’t let it go by!

  • go out with somebody - meet with someone, go on dates with;
  • let something go by - skip something;

Annie often thinks that she can go at the guy when they sit in the café or watch a movie. Of course, it's just in her head ...

And after that her business will surely go up and she will go on being such an interesting person ...

  • go at somebody - to attack someone;

But once she saw in the movie when the gun accidentally went off and killed a guy, so now she thinks that her gun can also go off by chance (or not).

  • go off - shoot (pistol);

Also if she spends all her time with Robert, her business can go under, but she doesn’t want that to happen ...

  • go under - go bankrupt (about business);

However, Annie’s business goes up every year and Robert even invests some money.

  • go up - to develop, improve (about business);

So, maybe one day Annie will love him ... Or she will go on thinking only about business matters.

  • go on doing something - continue to do something;

Let’s go on learning English?

Auhor: Yana Kosur

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