How to Use the Verb GO: Go To, Go For, Go On…

Learn how to use the verb GO in English with examples.

List of 2500+ Common Collocations in English.

The following lists help you remember when to use go, go to, go to the, go to a, go for and go on.

How to Use the Verb GO in English

Using The Verb GO: Collocations with “GO”…

  • Go abroad
  • Go online
  • Go west
  • Go straight on
  • Go right
  • Go mad
  • Go home
  • Go downtown
  • Go green
  • Go blind
  • Go there
  • Go away
  • Go figure
  • Go deaf

For example:

  • They have to go aboard half an hour before the ship sails.
  • I’ll just go online and look up her address.
  • I like going downtown Manhattan, but I don’t like driving there.
  • We went to Thailand on vacation last year! We go there every year.
  • You’re really annoying me. Go away!


  • Go skiing
  • Go shopping
  • Go hiking
  • Go dancing
  • Go sightseeing
  • Go jogging
  • Go running
  • Go bowling
  • Go camping
  • Go swimming

For example:

  • I love to go skiing in the Rocky Mountains.
  • My friends and I like going shopping after school.
  • We’re going hiking this weekend. Do you want to come?
  • I go jogging every morning.

Using The Verb GO: Collocations with “GO TO”…

  • Go to work
  • Go to class
  • Go to college
  • Go to school
  • Go to jail
  • Go to bed
  • Go to sleep
  • Go to University
  • Go to prison
  • Go to hell
  • Go to dinner
  • Go to Washington, Amsterdam… (a city)
  • Go to Japan… (a country)
  • Go to Asia, Europe…(Continents)

For example:

  • Do you have to go to work tomorrow or do you have the day off?
  • I want to go to class.
  • Let’s go to dinner.

Using The Verb GO: Collocations with “GO TO A”

  • Go to a meeting
  • Go to a conference
  • Go to a concert
  • Go to a party
  • Go to a restaurant

For example:

  • I am going to a concert/ a meeting
  • Tom asked if I wanted to go to a party and I said yes. 
  • I go to a restaurant every day for a week and order a cheese sandwich.

Using The Verb GO: Collocations with “GO TO THE”

  • Go to the movies
  • Go to the doctor
  • Go to the post office
  • Go to the hospital
  • Go to the dentist
  • Go to the zoo
  • Go to the moon
  • Go to the gym
  • Go to the lake
  • Go to the beach
  • Go to the mountains
  • Go to the park
  • Go to the train station
  • Go to the airport
  • Go to the mall
  • Go to the supermarket
  • Go to the bank

For example:

  • We went to the movies last night. We saw ‘The Return of Superman.’
  • I’m going to the doctor because I’m not feeling well.
  • I need to go to the dentist. I have a toothache.
  • I have to go to the airport to pick up my grandmother.
  • He need to go to the specialist because he broke his leg.
  • ….

Using The Verb GO: Collocations with “GO ON”

  • Go on a vacation
  • Go on a tour
  • Go on a trip
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go on a safari
  • Go on an adventure
  • Go on holiday
  • Go on a date
  • Go on a picnic
  • Go on strike

For example:

  • She is going on a vacation next week.
  • He is going on a trip/ a tour.
  • Tom went on a date with Mary.
  • The rain fu**ed up our plans to go on a picnic.

Using The Verb GO: Collocations with “GO FOR”

  • Go for a meal
  • Go for a nap
  • Go for a swim
  • Go for a ride
  • Go for a rest
  • Go for a drive
  • Go for a hike
  • Go for a drink
  • Go for a run
  • Go for a coffee
  • Go for a jog
  • Go for a walk

For example:

  • Would you like to go for a walk/ a swim?
  • I need to go for a drive.
  • How about going out for a meal tonight?
  • Sometimes when I go for a nap, I am dominated by many thoughts.

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