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Go without

"to go without something" / "to go (place/time) without something"

Meaning: to proceed, continue, do, or live without something

Similar Expressions
  • Humans can go without food for weeks.
  • Humans can do without food for weeks.
  • Humans can manage without food for weeks.
  • Humans can live without food for weeks.
When do we use it?

We can use this phrase literally mean that we can go to a place without something or someone.
  • You can go to the game without me.
  • Children can go without their parents to the park.
We can also use this phrase to show that we do not need something in order to do something else.
  • I can go without sleep for days.
We can use this phrase to show that we do not like somebody or something. These sentences are used in a sarcastic way.
  • I don't like her. I can go without seeing her.
  • I can go without eating carrots.
How do we use it?

We put a noun or gerund after this phrase.
  • Whales can go without air for 90 minutes.
  • You can go to lunch without me.
We can put the time or place after "go" or at the end of the sentence. Compare these sentences to the ones above.
  • Whales can go for 90 minutes without air.
  • You can go to lunch without me.
The more English idioms and expressions that you know, the easier it will be for you to have conversation in English. If you study these free English lessons about commonly used English expressions and idioms consistently, then over time you will build a solid English vocabulary that will help you speak English fluently.

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