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Verb - to go

This means that you move from somewhere to somewhere else.


Train station

I go home.

I go to the train station.

Vocabulary - Nouns

Present tense - go

Let's break it down:

Subject + go + preposition + noun / noun phrase

I go to the train station.

He goes to the cinema.

She goes to the bank.

They go to the supermarket

You go to the gym.

It goes to the cafe

We go to the museum

Look at the subjects [Proper noun]he, she and it. The spelling of the verb changes to add an 's', or 'es'. This is important so please remember it. 



A: Where do you go every Saturday? 

B: I go to the supermarket. 

A: Do you go to school?

B: Yes, I go everyday. 

A: Where do you go to university?

B: I go to Bristol University. 

We will use 'the' for all place names.

"I go to the cinema."

Past tense - went

Break it down:

Subject + verb + preposition + noun / noun phrase

I went in the supermarket.

He went in the museum.

She went in the cafe.

They went in the gym

You went in the train station.

It went in the bank

We went in the cinema

Note that the verb does not change depending on the subject.  



A: Where did you go yesterday? 

B: I went in the cinema. 

A: Did you go to the museum today?

B: No, I went in the bank. 

A: What did your brother do yesterday? 

B: He went in the gym. 

to vs. in

Go to the bank.png

I went to the bank

Go in the bank.png

I went in the bank

Go in the cinema.png

He went in the cinema

in = must go 'in' the building / place

to = travel towards the building / place. You can go 'in'.

Go in the bank.png

I went to the bank.

I went in the bank.

Go to the bank 2.png

I went to the bank.

I went in the bank.

Other prepositions

The words 'to' and 'in' are prepositions that can be used with 'go'.

Here are some others but you do not need to know them now:

I went with my friends.

I go against the grain.

I'm going for a jog.

She went up the ladder.

He went down the stairs.

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