Example Sentences of the Verb Go

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If English students are going to memorize irregular verb forms, they'll need to include the verb 'go'. This page provides example sentences of the verb 'go' in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. You'll notice that there are many tenses where there is no form of 'go'. Test your knowledge with the quiz at the end.

Example Sentences Using 'Go' for All Tenses

Base Form go / Past Simple went / Past Participle gone / Gerund going

Present Simple

Peter goes to church on Sundays.

Present Simple Passive

None

Present Continuous

We are going shopping soon.

Present Continuous Passive

None

Present Perfect

Peter has gone to the bank.

Present Perfect Passive

None

Present Perfect Continuous

Susan has been going to classes for three weeks.

Past Simple

Alexander went to Denver last week.

Past Simple Passive

None

Past Continuous

We were going to visit some friends but decided not to go.

Past Continuous Passive

None

Past Perfect

They had already gone to the show so we didn't go.

Past Perfect Passive

None

Past Perfect Continuous

We had been going to that school for a few weeks when it was chosen as the best school in the city.

Future (will)

Jennifer will go to the meeting.

Future (will) passive

None

Future (going to)

Peter is going to go to the show tonight.

Future (going to) passive

None

Future Continuous

We will be going to dinner this time tomorrow.

Future Perfect

She will have gone to visit her parents by the time you arrive.

Future Possibility

Jack might go out this weekend.

Real Conditional

If she goes to the meeting, I will attend.

Unreal Conditional

If she went to the meeting, I would attend.

Past Unreal Conditional

If she had gone to the meeting, I would have attended.

Present Modal

You should go out tonight.

Past Modal

They might have gone out for the evening.

Quiz: Conjugate with Go

Use the verb "to go" to conjugate the following sentences. Quiz answers are below. In some cases, more than one answer may be correct.

  1. Peter _____ to the bank.
  2. Alexander _____ to Denver last week.
  3. They _____ already _____ to the show so we didn't go.
  4. Jennifer _____ to the meeting.
  5. If she _____ to the meeting, I will attend.
  6. We _____ but decided not to go after all.
  7. Peter _____ to church on Sundays.
  8. Susan _____ to classes for three weeks.
  9. Peter _____ to the show tonight.
  10. She _____ to visit her parents by the time you arrive.

Quiz Answers

  1. has gone
  2. went
  3. had gone
  4. will go
  5. goes
  6. were going to go
  7. goes
  8. has been going
  9. is going to go
  10. will have gone
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Beare, Kenneth. "Example Sentences of the Verb Go." ThoughtCo, Apr. 6, 2017, thoughtco.com/example-sentences-of-the-verb-go-1211171. Beare, Kenneth. (2017, April 6). Example Sentences of the Verb Go. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/example-sentences-of-the-verb-go-1211171 Beare, Kenneth. "Example Sentences of the Verb Go." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/example-sentences-of-the-verb-go-1211171 (accessed November 18, 2017).