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Sentence Patterns using "How did it go?"

This question is used to ask about the quality of some event. It has the same meaning as "How was...?"
  • How did your presentation go?
    (=How was your presentation?)
"How did (something) go?" is asking about an event. Was it good? Was it bad? Fun? Exciting? It is asking the listener to describe and tell about the event.

This expression is almost always used in the past tense to ask about a past event.

How did + something/event + go?
  • How did your presentation go?
  • How did her date go?
  • How did the meeting go?
  • How did your show go?
  • How did the negotiation go?
We can also make a yes/no question. This kind of question needs an adverb at the end. The most common adverb used is "well". If we use "well", then we are asking if something was good.

Did + something/event + go + adverb?
  • Did your meeting go well?
  • Did your date go well?
  • Did their trip go well?
  • Did your day go badly?
  • Did your negotiation go smoothly?
  • Did your presentation go well?
  • Did your vacation go well?
It is possible to use a similar pattern to ask about future events.

How do you think + something/event + will go?
  • How do you think the meeting will go?
  • How do you think your presentation will go?
  • How do you think the negotiation will go?
Bonus Tips and Points

1. We can answer these questions in two ways. It does not matter which one we use.

We can answer these questions by using the verb "to go".

A) How did your meeting go?
B) It went well.

A) How did your date go?
B) It went badly.

A) How do you think your job interview will go?
B) I think it will go well. I am very prepared.

We can also answer these questions by using adjectives or nouns to describe the event.

A) How did the wedding go?
B) It was perfect and amazing. Everything was wonderful.

A) How did your presentation go?
B) It was pretty good. I made a few mistakes, but nothing major.

A) How do you think her date with Jon will go?
B) It will be a disaster. They are too different.

Real-World English Conversations

A) How did the meeting with your boss go?
B) It went badly. He told me if I mess up one more time, then I will be fired.

A) How did your date go?
B) Great. I really like her. She is pretty, smart, and funny.

A) How did the party go?
B) It went pretty well. I think that everybody had a good time.

A) Did your company event go well?
B) No. It was terrible. We went hiking, but it rained all day.

A) How did your son's wedding go?
B) It was wonderful. There were no problems.

Study these free English lessons to improve your English speaking. If you learn these common sentence patterns well, then your English speaking will improve greatly and you will be able to have fluent conversations in English in the near future! Study the lessons well, practice using them at home and in real life, and make sure to come back to review the material so you do not forget.

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