Contributed by Daniel Evans

 

ONE POINT LESSON: GRAMMAR

GO vs. GO TO

 

Many people make mistakes when using the verb "go"...

 

When we are talking about "ing" verbs, we only use the word "go".  For example:

  • Tomorrow I will go shopping.
  • I like to go skiing in winter.
  • John and I sometimes go driving in the countryside.

 

The only time we use "go to" is when we are using a place noun.  For example:

  • Tomorrow I will go to Hakone.
  • I like to go to a different country every year.
  • John and I sometimes go to the movie theater.

 

So remember...

I go Shinjuku.  WRONG

I go to Shinjuku. CORRECT

 

I go to shopping. WRONG

I go shopping.  CORRECT

 

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