Happy likes to go for a walk on the beach

Happy likes to go for a walk on the beach

Hi Everyone! Today is another beautiful, sunny day in NYC. I think I will go for a walk after work. That reminds me. The other day, someone asked me about how to use to and for with go, so today, I am going to show you how the grammar is and how we use it.

We use go to + place:

  • Yesterday I went to the park with my dog.
  • After work I may go to the library.
  • Jack went to London last week.

For more details on when to use go + to + place or just go + place (like go home) check out my Using Go and To Lesson

We also use go + to + verb to show the purpose for going to a certain place:

  • Yesterday I went to play the park with my dog.
  • After work I may go to study at the library.
  • Jack went to meet his customers in London last week.

Of course you can use both of the above ideas in one sentence:

  • Yesterday I went to the park to play with my dog.
  • After work I may go to the library to study.
  • Jack went to London to meet his customers last week.

We also use go + for + noun to show the purpose for going to a certain place:

  • I am going for a haircut after work.
  • I always go for coffee in the morning.
  • Jack went to Macy’s for a new suit

It is also possible to use go + for + gerund [VerbING] to show the purpose for going to a certain place. However, using go + to + verb or go + for + noun is more common:

  • ABC Seaside Bar is a nice place to go for drinking.
  • ABC Seaside Bar is a nice place to go for a drink.
  • ABC Seaside Bar is a nice place to go to have a drink.

Well, there you have it! I hope you found this English lesson useful. How about trying to write an original sentence using with and one of the patterns I just explained. Use the comment box below!



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