It’s since a while that I am not uploading posts on grammar. In my opinion, for a beginner is not so easy to memorize irregular verbs, that’s why I decided to make mind maps and other resources on this topic. I hope you’ll find it useful.
You can download this mind map (IMX file) here: Biggerplate
I don’t know why but I couldn’t upload the image like I usually do. That’s why it results so small and you can’t get the full-size version by clicking on it :-(. I’ll upload it on Facebook, so if you want to take a look, click on this link: Mind Maps .
Bye bye! => it sounds very kiddish (more for kids).
Later! => Very friendly and casual way, more for men. Ex. “Later bro!”, “Later man”.
See you later / soon => Very casual and relaxed goodbye. It can be used to indicate that you want to or plan to meet with the person again soon. If you use “ya” instead of “you”, this become even more casual.
Talk to you later
I’ve got to get going / I must be going => This is used in casual situations when you want to escape the conversation quickly and you don’t want to go through a longer or more sentimental goodbye.
Take it easy => It’s now less used than in the past. It is casual and it means “take care”.
Have a good one => Similar to “have a nice / good day”, but it sounds really casual.
So long! => It’s used in some news headlines, but not so common between people.
Alright => Very casual way.
FORMAL AND BUSINESS GOODBYES
Have a nice day / have a good day! => For example, you buy something in a shop after you have paid the cashier would tell you “Have a nice day”.
I look forward to our next meeting
Take care! => it is a little formal and you use it with your close relatives and other people you are close too. You might use this in an email or written letter.
It was nice to see you again / It was nice seeing you.
Good night! => Notice that “good afternoon”, “good morning” and “good evening” are greeting expressions and you can’t use them to say “goodbye”).
Farewell => it is more like a final goodbye. For example, someone is moving abroad and you are not going to see this person again. In this situation, you can use “farewell”. It is the type of thing that two lovers in a movie might say if they’re never going to see each other again. So, you probably won’t use it often in daily life.
SLANG WAYS OF SAYING “GOODBYE”
Later / laters / catch you later
Peace / peace out => it comes from the hip-hop music culture. It’s more of a hand gesture. It is a very casual way and it means that you wish the other person well.
I’m out / I’m out of here => You are really happy about going.
I gotta jet / I gotta take off / I gotta hit the road / I gotta head out => these are slang versions of “I have got to get going”. “Gotta” is an abbreviation of “got to”.
Catch ya later! => Variation for “See you later”. This is used very casually between friends or acquaintances.
Smell you later! => This is something you’ll hear kids say far more than adults! But grown-ups might occasionally be overheard saying this to a friend as a joke too.
This is a video on this topic:
Mind maps download (imx file) available on Biggerplate.
1) To be attracted to; to have an interest in. – You and me … We go for the bad boys.
– He tends to go for girls like her. 2) To attack.
– The neighbour’s dog went for the postman and bit him.
– He is known to go forthejugular in arguments.
3) To seek to obtain; to choose. – I think they would go for that kind of centralization.
– I could really go for some hot wings.
GO THROUGH 1) To bear; to experience a difficult/unpleasant situation.
– Nobody would want to go through something like that.
– In Malta, my fellow workers are going through disastrous changes. 2) To examine the contents of something carefully.
– We need to go through every message and assess the damage.
– That subpoena gives us the right to go through your files.
GO IN FOR 1) To occupy oneself with; to engage in
– She goes in for volleyball.
– We have responded more to the will of our citizens and have been that much less inclined togo in forbig events.
– This will enable our students to go in fora three-year degree, in Italian, directly from Cairo and also take the exams in Egypt. 2) To have or show an interest in or liking for.
– I thought you didn’t go in for those kinds of shenanigans.
– I don’t go in for those modern things.
3) To enter a competition or to take an examination.
– My brother decided to cheer himself up by going in for a competition. The prize was a luxury holiday in the Caribbean.
– He went in for the photography prize but didn’t win.
– His school had suggested he go in for the Young Musician of the Year competition.
GO WITHOUT To be denied or deprived of something – If you don’t like your tea, you can go without.
– She has had to go without a holiday for several years now.
– There were days I knew he went without food to buy music paper.
1) To occupy oneself with; to perform
– Meanwhile, the unsuspecting citizens of Coruscant go about their daily lives.
2) To begin to do
– We went about getting evidence of what was going on. – How can I go about getting a good idea?
GO THROUGH WITH To stay with (something) to the end even if it’s something unpleasant or difficult. – She went through with the divorce.
– We’re going to use him to go through with the transaction.
– Now you won’t have to go through with all that mess.
1) To explode, or to make a loud noise.
– The bomb could go off at any moment.
– The Hulk is a bomb waiting to go off.
2) To leave suddenly.
– John went off with the money. – Brian is going off to Milan and we’re throwing him a farewell party.
3) To become angry quickly.
– He went off in a flash when he heard the news. I’ve never seen him so upset.
4) To cease to be available, running, or functioning (of a light, electricity, or heating); to stop.
– The generator went off and we can’t get it started again.
– The lights go offevery six minutes, you know, to save electricity and stuff.
5) To begin (with alarms, or signals).
– My alarm clock didn’t go off today and that’s why I was late. – My alarm clock went off at 7:00 a.m.
– It’s programmed to go offbefore you do.
6) To follow the expected or desired course; to occur specified.
– The party went off well. 7) To go bad; to decay.
– Something has gone off in the fridge, there’s a horrible smell.
– The food went off very quickly, we had to throw it all.
GO ON 1) To happen or take place.
– What’s going on at school?
– What’s going on outside? All your friends are out in the street carrying placards.
2) To continue; to proceed; to keep on.
– Please, go on. Don’t let me interrupt you.
– Go on, tell me what happened next.
3) To start running or functioning (of power, water supply, etc.)
– The alarm goes on when you close the front door.
4) To act or behave.
– Don’tgoonlikethat;stop kickingthedog.
GO ALONG WITH To agree with someone’s opinion/decision; to support an idea.
– I said it wouldn’t work. I didn’t go along with it from the beginning.
– She’s still angry with me for going along with your idea.
GO TOGETHER 1) To have a romantic relationship (informal).
– Are Mark and Mary still going together? – They had been going together for years.
2) To look or taste good when experienced at the same time (items of clothing, furniture or food).
– Fish and red wine don’t go together.
– Drinking and driving don’t go together.
I made this quiz for you :-), it will take you no more than 15 minutes. Try it out to check your knowledge about this topic.