If English students are going to memorize irregular verb forms, they'll need to include the verb 'go'. This page provides example sentences of the verb 'go' in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. You'll notice that there are many tenses where there is no form of 'go'. Test your knowledge with the quiz at the end.
Example Sentences Using 'Go' for All Tenses
Base Form go / Past Simple went / Past Participle gone / Gerund going
Peter goes to church on Sundays.
Present Simple Passive
We are going shopping soon.
Present Continuous Passive
Peter has gone to the bank.
Present Perfect Passive
Present Perfect Continuous
Susan has been going to classes for three weeks.
Alexander went to Denver last week.
Past Simple Passive
We were going to visit some friends but decided not to go.
Past Continuous Passive
They had already gone to the show so we didn't go.
Past Perfect Passive
Past Perfect Continuous
We had been going to that school for a few weeks when it was chosen as the best school in the city.
Jennifer will go to the meeting.
Future (will) passive
Future (going to)
Peter is going to go to the show tonight.
Future (going to) passive
We will be going to dinner this time tomorrow.
She will have gone to visit her parents by the time you arrive.
Jack might go out this weekend.
If she goes to the meeting, I will attend.
If she went to the meeting, I would attend.
Past Unreal Conditional
If she had gone to the meeting, I would have attended.
You should go out tonight.
They might have gone out for the evening.
Quiz: Conjugate With Go
Use the verb "to go" to conjugate the following sentences. Quiz answers are below. In some cases, more than one answer may be correct.
- Peter _____ to the bank.
- Alexander _____ to Denver last week.
- They _____ already _____ to the show so we didn't go.
- Jennifer _____ to the meeting.
- If she _____ to the meeting, I will attend.
- We _____ but decided not to go after all.
- Peter _____ to church on Sundays.
- Susan _____ to classes for three weeks.
- Peter _____ to the show tonight.
- She _____ to visit her parents by the time you arrive.
- has gone
- had gone
- will go
- were going to go
- has been going
- is going to go
- will have gone