Podcast #73 Phrasal Verbs with GO – Part 1

Published in the category Grammar and Usage, Phrasal Verbs

go about can mean to follow a procedure.

Does she know how to go about exchanging her tickets?

How should I go about making the request?

go along with can mean to agree with a policy.

He didn’t go along with the idea of invading Iraq.

go along with can also mean to agree with someone else’s opinion.

I go along with what Tim just said.

I don’t  go along with the majority view on rent control.

In addition, go along with can be used to describe things that somehow fit or look good together.  go with by itself can have this same meaning.

That necklace goes along well with your earrings.

That necklace goes well with your earrings.

go along with, go along, and go with all can mean to accompany someone else.

She needed to go to the market and I went along.

She needed to go to the market and I went along with her.

She needed to go to the market and I went with her.

go around can mean to satisfy a need to distribute something.

There are eight children here. Do we have enough milk to go around?

go around can mean to move from place to place

He went around checking the locks on the windows.

The activists went around to different animal shelters.

go around can mean simply to visit in someone’s house.

I’ll be going around to Michelle’s tonight.

go around can refer to a disease that is spreading.

There’s a lot of flu going around right now.

Did you get that cough that’s going around?

Finally, go around can mean to move to the side of some object

I went around to the back of the house.

go at can mean to attack energetically.

What a fight! They really went at each other.

What a fight! They really went at it.

go at can also mean to do something energetically

He goes at his job with unbelievable energy.

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He went around checking the locks on the windows.

He didn’t go along with the idea of invading Iraq.

That necklace goes along well with your earrings.

What a fight! They really went at it.

Do you think vanilla ice cream goes well with this pie?

How should I go about making the request?

She needed to go to the market and I went along.

I go along with what Tim just said.

There’s a lot of flu going around right now.

There are eight children here. Do we have enough milk to go around?

Do you think vanilla ice cream would go along well with this pie?

She needed to go to the market and I went with her.

He goes at his job with unbelievable energy.

Does she know how to go about exchanging her tickets?

The activists went around to different animal shelters.

I’ll be going around to Michelle’s tonight.

She needed to go to the market and I went along with her.

I don’t  go along with the majority view on rent control.

Did you get that cough that’s going around?

I went around to the back of the house.

What a fight! They really went at each other.

That necklace goes well with your earrings.

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