GRAMMAR – Collocations with GO

Learning collocations with “go” is essential for mastering English fluency. This guide will help you understand and use common phrases like “go home,” “go shopping,” and “go to bed” correctly. By familiarizing yourself with these collocations, you’ll enhance your grammar skills and communicate more naturally. Perfect for ESL learners, this resource provides clear examples and practical tips to integrate these expressions into your everyday conversations. Dive in and start improving your English with these key collocations!

Collocations with GO

A collocation is made up of two or more words that are commonly used together. Think of collocations as words that usually go together.

Sometimes GO is used without any preposition.

GO without any preposition:

  • Go home
  • Go downtown
  • Go abroad
  • Go north/south
  • Go left/right

We often GO TO a location:

  • Go to school
  • Go to work
  • Go to college
  • Go to university
  • Go to prison
  • Go to jail

We sometime use GO TO A and a noun:

  • Go to a party
  • Go to a concert/gig
  • Go to a conference
  • Go to a meeting
  • Go to a play

We sometime use GO ON and a noun:

  • Go on holiday/vacation
  • Go on a trip
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go on an adventure
  • Go on a safari

We sometime use GO TO THE and a location:

  • Go to the park
  • Go to the cinema
  • Go to the bank
  • Go to the supermarket
  • Go to the airport
  • Go to the beach

We sometime use GO FOR and an activity:

  • Go for a run
  • Go for a walk
  • Go for a jog
  • Go for a hike
  • Go for swim
  • Go for drive

Can you think of any more colocations with GO?

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