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Phrasal verbs

24 October, 2021

Phrasal verbs are an important feature of the English language. The meaning of a phrasal verb often bears no relation to the meaning of either the verb or the particle which is used with it. Many phrasal verbs have several different meanings.
Go along (go to a place informally)
I thought I might go along to meet her after work.
Go along with (support or agree with someone’s ideas)
I’ll go along with anything you say.
Go around (spend your time badly)
You don’t have to go around telling others everything I said.
Go around with (spend a lot of time with someone)
I don’t approve of the people my son goes around with.
Go at (do something with a lot of enthusiasm)
I’ve never seen them arguing before, but they really went at it hammer and tongs.
Go away (leave a place)
Will you please go away and leave me alone?
Go back (return to a place where you were)
I don’t wish to go back to the same office where I was working.
Go back on (not do something you have promised to do)
Are you trying to go back on your promise?
Go back to (start doing something again)
Devika went back to work when her daughter was three.
Go before (to have happened before)
Whatever has gone before is irrelevant.
Go beyond (to be much better than something else)
Her ambition goes beyond singing pop songs.
Go by (if time goes by, it passes)
With every passing month the economic situation is getting worse.
Go down (become lower in level)
The price of rice will never go down.
Go down on (move into a position in which you are near to the ground and supported by your knees)
I’m not prepared to go down on my knees and beg you to give me a job.
Go down with (to become ill)
James has gone down with the flu.
Go for (choose something)
When you are buying a house, go for one with modern facilities.
Go forward (if a planned activity goes forward, it begins to happen)
Your plan to put up a house can now go forward.
Go in (enter a place)
Ram was busy in his office and I didn’t want to go in.
Go in for (to choose a particular type of work)
Have you ever thought of going in for teaching?
Go into (enter a place)
Mother went into the kitchen to cook dinner.
Go off (leave a place)
I’m going off to India tomorrow.