Verb Study

 

When you memorize a verb in English memorize three forms of it: Present, Past and Participle

Three forms of the verb go: go, went, gone

 

 

Tense

Sample

Present go
Present Continuous is going
Past went
Present Perfect has gone
Future will go
Past Perfect had gone
Future Perfect will have gone
Past Continous was going
Future Continuous will be going

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Note: the most commonly used tenses are listed first.

Present Tense:

Used for routine/habits and condition

This is the most basic tense but not the most common. 

Verb go in present tense: go

 

Present Continuous Tense:

Used for what is happening right now.

This is perhaps the most commonly used tense. 

Verb go in present continuous tense: is going

 

Past Tense:

Use this when talking about something that happened before now.

This is very commonly used in story-telling.

Verb go in past tense: went

 

Present Perfect:

Use this tense when the past touches the present. 

This tense is commonly used.  An example is when talking about a list of tasks that have been done.

Verb go in present perfect tense: have gone

 

Future Tense: 

Use this tense when talking about something that will happen after now (in the future).

This tense is commonly used for the future. In spoken English, another common way to talk about the future is to use "is going to do." Click here to learn more. 

Verb go in future tense: will go

 

Past continuous:

Use this tense when telling of a continuing action in the past. 

This tense is commonly used in story-telling. 

Verb go in past continous tense: was going

 

Past Perfect:

Use this tense when while telling a story something heppened before the events of the story.

This tense is not very commonoly used.

Verb go in future tense: had gone

 

Future Perfect: 

Use this tense when talking about something in the future and telling of something that will have been accomplished by the future time.

This tense is not very commonly used. 

Verb go in future perfect tense: will have gone

 

Future continuous:

Use this tense when telling of the continued action of something that happens in the future.

This tense is not very commonly used.

Verb go in future continous tense: will be going