Thursday, May 12, 2011

Pearson Brown English Lesson - Phrasal Verb "go part 2"

Here is the next lesson about using the verb ‘to go’ combined with particles. Here are some more of the most common expressions:

to go down’ means to get smaller or decrease.

* They are much cheaper than before. The price has gone down by at least ten percent.
* The price of laptop computers has gone down considerably over the last five years.

‘to go down’ can also mean be received or be reacted to.

* Everybody laughed. I think my speech went down well.
* The news didn’t go down well. Everyone is now worried about their jobs.

to go for’ means to choose.

* He doesn’t like spending money so he went for the cheapest option.
* We have decided to go for the house in Dunbar Street. It’s lovely.

to go in’ means to enter.

* He went in his office and closed the door.
* She didn’t knock on the door, she just went in.

to go in’ can also mean to fit in something.

* I’ve got too many clothes. They won’t go in my suitcase.
* The sofa is too big. It won’t go in the sitting room.

to go into’ means to describe something in detail.

* We can talk about the problem later. I don’t want to go into it now.
* We don’t have time to go into all the details.

to go into’ can also mean to enter a place.

* She often goes into that shop and tries on lots of clothes but never buys anything.
* We’ll go into the sitting room. We’ll be more comfortable there.

to go off’ means to stop functioning (of a light, electricity or heating).

* I was only half way up the stairs when the light went off.
* The heating goes off at midnight and comes back on before we get up.

to go off’ can also mean to stop liking someone or something.

* I used to love this café but I’ve gone off it since the waiter changed.
* I don’t want to do it now. I’ve gone off the idea.

to go off’ can also mean to decay or go bad.

* I think the milk has gone off. It smells.
* Don’t eat it, it has gone off.


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