English: go

English verb 'go' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to go
Participle: gone
Gerund: going

Indicative

Present

Igo
yougo
he;she;itgoes
wego
yougo
theygo

Perfect

Ihave gone
youhave gone
he;she;ithas gone
wehave gone
youhave gone
theyhave gone

Past

Iwent
youwent
he;she;itwent
wewent
youwent
theywent

Pluperfect

Ihad gone
youhad gone
he;she;ithad gone
wehad gone
youhad gone
theyhad gone

Future

Iwill go
youwill go
he;she;itwill go
wewill go
youwill go
theywill go

Future perfect

Iwill have gone
youwill have gone
he;she;itwill have gone
wewill have gone
youwill have gone
theywill have gone

Subjunctive

Present

Igo
yougo
he;she;itgo
wego
yougo
theygo

Perfect

Ihave gone
youhave gone
he;she;ithave gone
wehave gone
youhave gone
theyhave gone

Imperfect

Iwent
youwent
he;she;itwent
wewent
youwent
theywent

Pluperfect

Ihad gone
youhad gone
he;she;ithad gone
wehad gone
youhad gone
theyhad gone

Conditional

Present

Iwould go
youwould go
he;she;itwould go
wewould go
youwould go
theywould go

Perfect

Iwould have gone
youwould have gone
he;she;itwould have gone
wewould have gone
youwould have gone
theywould have gone

Imperative

yougo
weLet's go
yougo

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam going
youare going
he;she;itis going
weare going
youare going
theyare going

Perfect

Ihave been going
youhave been going
he;she;ithas been going
wehave been going
youhave been going
theyhave been going

Past

Iwas going
youwere going
he;she;itwas going
wewere going
youwere going
theywere going

Pluperfect

Ihad been going
youhad been going
he;she;ithad been going
wehad been going
youhad been going
theyhad been going

Future

Iwill be going
youwill be going
he;she;itwill be going
wewill be going
youwill be going
theywill be going

Future perfect

Iwill have been going
youwill have been going
he;she;itwill have been going
wewill have been going
youwill have been going
theywill have been going

Conditional

Present

Iwould be going
youwould be going
he;she;itwould be going
wewould be going
youwould be going
theywould be going

Perfect

Iwould have been going
youwould have been going
he;she;itwould have been going
wewould have been going
youwould have been going
theywould have been going

Verbs conjugated like go

forego, forgo, go, undergo,

Additional Information

The old imperfect of 'to go' is 'yede' or 'yode'. The form 'went' is actually an old impefect form of the verb 'to wend' which is nowadays conjugated regularly.

Etymology

O.E. gan "to go," from W.Gmc. *gai-/*gæ- (cf. O.Fris. gan, M.Du. gaen, Ger. gehen), from PIE *ghei-, perhaps connected to Skt. jihite "goes away," Gk. kikhano "I reach, meet with," but there is not general agreement on cognates. The O.E. past tense was eode, of uncertain origin but evidently once a different word (perhaps connected to Goth. iddja); it was replaced 1400s by went, formerly past tense of wenden "to direct one's way" (see wend). In northern England and Scotland, however, eode tended to be replaced by gaed, a construction based on go. In modern Eng., only be and go take their past tenses from entirely different verbs. The word in its various forms and combinations takes up 45 columns of close print in the O.E.D. The noun sense of "a try or turn at something" is from 1825; meaning "something that goes, a success" is from 1876. Verbal meaning "say" emerged 1960s in teen slang. Going to "be about to" is from 1482. Go for broke is from 1951, Amer.Eng. colloquial; go down on "perform oral sex on" is from 1916. That goes without saying (1878) translates Fr. cela va sans dire. Phrase on the go "in constant motion" is from 1843; go-between is 1598; go-getter is 1910, Amer.Eng., but goer, with essentially the same meaning, is c.1378. Goner "something dead or about to die" is first recorded 1850.