I. go to … (go to work / go to London / go to a concert etc.)
- What time do you usually go to work?
- I’m going to France next week.
- Tom didn’t want to go to the concert. –
- ‘Where’s Ann?’ ‘She’s gone to bed.’
- I went to the dentist last week.
go to sleep = start to sleep:
- I was very tired and went to sleep quickly.
go home (without to)
- I’m going home now. (not ‘going to home’)
II. go to
an excursion a cruise strike
- We’re going on holiday next week.
- Children often go on school trips.
- When we were in Scodand, we went on a lot of excursions to different places.
- The workers have gone on strike. (= they are refusing to work)
III. go for …
go (somewhere) for
|a swim a drink a meal a holiday|
- ‘Where’s Ann?’ ‘She’s gone for a walk.’
- Do you go for a run every day?
- The sea looks nice. Let’s go for a swim.
- We went for a drink after work yesterday.
- Shall we go out for a meal? I know a good restaurant.
- They’ve gone to Scodand for a holiday.
(We say ‘on holiday’ but ‘for a holiday’.)
IV. go + -ing
We use go + -ing for many sports (swimming / skiing etc.) and also shopping:
- Are you going shopping this afternoon?
- It’s a nice day. Let’s go swimming, (or Let’s go for a swim.)
- Rachel has a small boat and she often goes sailing.
- I went jogging before breakfast this morning.