by Kate Woodford
Every few weeks, we focus on phrasal verbs that are formed with a particular verb. This week, we’re looking at phrasal verbs that start with the verb ‘go’. As ever, we present a range of the most useful and common phrasal verbs.
Some of the most common ‘go’ phrasal verbs are easy to understand because the ‘go’ part of the phrase has its usual meaning, which is ‘to move or travel somewhere’. When ‘go’ in a phrasal verb has its usual meaning, the other part, which is the particle, (away, off, out, etc.) also has its regular meaning. For this set of phrasal verbs, it is easy to work out what they mean:
She went away (= left) for a few days.
When are you going back (=returning) to Paris?
A pink sports car went by (=passed).
I looked in the shop window but I didn’t actually go in (= enter).
Helena went off (= left) about an hour ago.
Are you going out (= leaving your home to go somewhere else)? Continue reading “Go ahead! (Phrasal verbs with ‘go’)”