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forgo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforgofor‧go /fɔːˈɡəʊ $ fɔːrˈɡoʊ/ verb (past tense forwent /-ˈwent/, past participle forgone /-ˈɡɒn $ -ˈɡɒːn/, present participle forgoing) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 NOT HAVEto not do or have something pleasant or enjoyable syn go without 🔊 I had to forgo lunch.→ See Verb table
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forgoNovices were expected to forgo all earthly pleasures and concentrate on the hereafter.Instead, they will forgo either career or motherhood.Poverty made mere housing a luxury; and poverty forced families to forgo kindergartens and higher education for their children.The word foresee takes an e in the middle, but you can write either forgo or forego.They take Missy on walks through cities and wilderness areas and have learned to forgo restaurant meals for picnics and room service.Who would forgo the chance of a winter in Rome, the centre of things?Senior board members have offered to forgo their annual bonuses this year.Council members were asked to forgo their pay raises.One is that devout patients may forgo treatment and wait for divine intervention.
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Verb table
forgo
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyforgo
he, she, itforgoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforwent
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave forgone
he, she, ithas forgone
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad forgone
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill forgo
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have forgone
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam forgoing
he, she, itis forgoing
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you, we, theyare forgoing
Past
I, he, she, itwas forgoing
you, we, theywere forgoing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been forgoing
he, she, ithas been forgoing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been forgoing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be forgoing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been forgoing
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