English version

go about

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo about phrasal verb1 go about somethingDO to start to do something I want to learn German but I don’t know the best way to go about it.go about doing something The leaflet tells you how to go about making a will.2 go about somethingDO to do something in the way that you usually do The villagers were going about their business as usual. She went about her preparations in a quiet businesslike way.3 British EnglishTTW if a ship goes about, it turns to go in the opposite direction go→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
go aboutThe next morning, she went about her business as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened.The old man hummed to himself as he went about his gardening.I'm thinking about changing careers, but I don't quite know how to go about it.How would you go about reorganizing the kitchen?going about their businessIt was unforgivable, the butcher declared, a cretinous act that had stopped honest people going about their business.More police officers visibly going about their business is the most commonly advanced solution to street crime.In the crowded streets of the capital it is hard to tell whether people are going about their business or simply wandering.
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Verb table
go
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygo
he, she, itgoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywent
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gone
he, she, ithas gone
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gone
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill go
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gone
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam going
he, she, itis going
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you, we, theyare going
Past
I, he, she, itwas going
you, we, theywere going
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been going
he, she, ithas been going
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been going
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be going
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been going
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