If food is stored in a hot place for too long, it will ‘go off’.
* I think this fish has gone off. It smells terrible.
* If you don’t keep it in the fridge, it will soon go off.
As time continues, we say that time ‘goes by’.
* One year went by without any news from him.
* Time goes by so slowly.
If you have an experience, you ‘go through’ the experience.
* I went through a lot of problems with my teenage daughter.
* The hurricane was an awful experience to go through.
If you are allowed to start something you can ‘go ahead’.
* The boss said we can go ahead and make the necessary changes.
* We can’t go ahead without approval from Head Office.
If you are ill, you may have ‘gone down with’ a virus.
* I went down with flu and had to take a week off work.
* My son has gone down with mumps.
If people receive news badly, it didn’t ‘go down’ very well.
* The news of the redundancies went down very badly.
* The increase in price has gone down surprisingly well with our customers.
The way you ‘go about’ a job is the way that you handle it.
* You’re not going about this very well.
* He’s not going about the job in the right way and is having a lot of problems.
Every morning, my alarm clock ‘goes off’ too early!
* The burglar alarm went off and scared them away.
* I slept in because my alarm didn’t go off.
If I want you to continue a story, I will say ‘go on’.
* Go on. Tell me more details.
* Please go on. This is very interesting.
If you choose an option, you ‘go for’ that option.
* I’ll go for the larger model.
* Which option will they go for?