Expressions with "Ir"
Before learning what expressions are used with the verb ir, let’s review how to conjugate it in the present tense. Ir is an irregular present tense verb.
Now let’s learn some expressions with ir!
Ir and the Informal Future
The informal future uses a combination of a conjugated form of ir in the present indicative, the preposition a, and an infinitive. It is used to express events in the immediate future and for set plans.
Informal Future Formula
ir + a + infinitive
Check out the following examples.
Ir and Places
• To talk about where someone is going, use ir + a + a place.
When the place is masculine and singular, remember a + el = al.
Check out these examples.
• We use the reflexive pronoun with the verb ir followed by para and a place to express to leave for.
• We use ir + en + a mode of transportation to talk about how someone is getting somewhere.
Ir + Gerund
Ir is often used with a gerund to talk about the progression of an action. It is similar to the present progressive tense, but this formula really puts an emphasis on the action unfolding. Check out these examples!
Here are some additional expressions with ir.
|to go fifty-fifty|
|to walk/go on foot|
|to get to the point|
|to be about|
|to go shopping|
|to go on a day trip/outing|
|to go from bad to worse|
|to go for a walk|
|to go fishing|
|to go on a trip|
|to go and get|
|to beat around the bush|
|How’s it going?/How are you doing?|
|How is … going?|