What Is The Past Tense Of Go?
The past tense for go is “went”, and the past participle of go is gone. The verb “go” is an irregular verb. Thus, the “go” past tense doesn’t have the -ed in the V2, but it totally changes. To get the past simple tense of go, you just need to learn it by heart regularly.
However, you should also pay attention to the English grammar of go, its grammar pattern, and grammar errors. Because this verb is used frequently, you need to practice it regularly to remember it.
You can glimpse the table below about “go” usual conjugation patterns. Our Grammarwiki team will help you conjugate all tense forms of “go” correctly.
|Simple Present||He/She/It goes
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is going
I am going
You/We/They are going
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has gone
I/You/We/They have gone
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been going
I/You/We/They have been going
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They went|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was going
You/We/They were going
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had gone|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been going|
|Simple Future Tense||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall go|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be going|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have gone|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been going|
To know how to pronounce the word went exactly as native speakers, you can watch the below video:
According to the Oxford Learners Dictionaries, the IPA transcription of went is /went/. However, the participle form verb of “go” is pronounced totally differently. You can get more details in the table below.
|Form of word||Pronunciation|
Definitions And How To Use Went?
The English verb fly has the following meanings:
- To move/travel from one place to another place.
Example: I just saw her in the garden. She went to grandma’s house.
- To move (with someone) to a particular place (party, meeting, etc.)
Example: You went to Anne’s party, didn’t you? I heard that you brought quite a lot of presents. What did you buy?
- To move in a particular way in order to do something
Example: I went skiing when I was a kid, so I now fell quite confident when skiing with my friends.
- To leave a place and move to another one to do something different
Example: She went out of the company. Recently he has made too many mistakes in the tasks assigned by his superiors. What a pity!
- To move a part of the body in a particular way.
Example: He told me went like this with my hand, so he knew where I was standing.
- To stop existing/ being lost or stolen
Example: Has your stomach ache gone yet? I used to have a very bad stomach ache from eating dirty food. You should take medicine to make the pain go away.
- To talk about how well or badly something makes
Example: Everything went smoothly as expected. That was my only chance to win back the management and get the position I wanted.
- To produce noise
- To be expressed or played
- To look or be suitable
- To develop/ improve
The go past tense has the same meaning as the V1 form, but we use it to talk about the action that happened in the past, not future actions or current actions.
- Last month he went to Mexico to visit his wife and daughter. He has to work far away to earn money to support his family.
- Yesterday my mother went shopping and met a lost child. My mother brought her to the police station and found her relatives.
- Everything went smoothly when she showed up yesterday in a meeting of a dozen languages. She has the demeanor of a great leader.
What Are Synonyms And Antonyms Of Go?
Synonyms of go are: leave, depart, take off, head out, skedaddle, clear out, clear off, beat it, scram, decamp, hightail, bugger off, flee, run, proceed, progress, move, advance, make your way, move along, move on, and go on.
Also, lead, head, continue, extend, run, point, flow, move, go on, continue, persist, carry on, keep going, persevere, endure, go by, pass, elapse, slip past, slip by, fly by, roll by, tick by, tick away, whizz by, whiz by, and move on are also synonyms of “go”.
Antonyms of go are: descend, linger, recede, ride, follow, fall, ascend, go, stay, in place, rise, precede, advance, enter, come, and decrease.
“Go” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?
“Go” is an intransitive verb and not an auxiliary verb. It clearly states the meaning of the sentence without having to act on a person or thing.
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