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122 – 4 Patterns Using Go & Prepositions

I went for a bagel this morning.

I went to the shop for a bagel this morning.

Prepositions can be tricky for a lot of English learners. How about you? Well, for today’s podcast English lesson, let’s have a look 4 grammar patterns that use go and prepositions, so you can use them in your everyday English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

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Go to + place:

  • I went to the office this morning.
  • Jack went to France in 2010.
  • Jen is going to Boston for the weekend.

Go + gerund (VerbING)

  • I go skiing in Vermont. Not, I go skiing to Vermont.
  • Bob and his friends went drinking at Rudy’s.
  • I’ve been shopping at Macy’s so many times.

Go + to place + for + noun/gerund

  • I went to Starbucks for coffee.
  • Yuki goes to Rudy’s for the beer.
  • We go to Jones Beach for fishing.
  • A lot of people go to Miami for surfing.

Go + to place + to verb

  • I went to Starbucks to buy coffee.
  • Yuki goes to Rudy’s to drink beer.
  • We go to Jones Beach to fish for flounder.
  • A lot of people go to Miami to surf in nice waves.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What did you learn about the village?

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121 – How Come? Casual English Phrase Lesson

How come you can't go to the party?

How come you can’t go to the party?

How come…? is a more casual and indirect form of the question “why.”For today’s FREE English Podcast Lesson, I’m going to show you how you can use how come…? in your everyday English conversations and writing.

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Here are the example sentences:

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Example 1:
Jack: I can’t go to Johnny’s party tomorrow.
Jenny: How come?
Jack: Because I have to work late.

Example 2:
Jack: Would you like some more coffee?
Jenny: No thanks. I’m trying to cut down.
Jack: How come?
Jenny: Because my doctor said too much coffee is not good for my stomach.

Example 3:
Why is Jack late? → How come Jack is late?
Why did Jack miss the party? → How come Jack missed the party?
Why are you going there? → How come you are going there?

Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael’s sister said that he was a kind of crazy person because he bought an expensive mattress.

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