Forgo vs Forego
The word ‘forgo’
is a verb, which means to go without or relinquish something which is desirable. The past tense of this verb can be forwent/forgone.For example:
a. He will forgo the pleasure of her company to the dinner because of an important meeting.
b. She is forgoing the medical procedure due to the financial crunch her family is facing.
c. He had forgone the election campaign as he is not well.
The word ‘forego’
is a verb, which means to go before or to precede. This word is less commonly used. The past tense form is forewent.For example:
a. His reputation will forego him in all the activities that he does in the society.
b. The foregoing statement of the novel should not be misunderstood as an endorsement.Read the following sentences and fill in the blanks with the right words.
1. Johnson said, he will ________ (forgo/forego) the incentive to stay with his team.View Answer / Hide Answer
2. Luckily, I __________ (forgo/forego) Smitha, who is a very good orator in the group.View Answer / Hide Answer
3. She wanted to ______________ (forgo/forego) having tea, while she is running short of time for the meeting.View Answer / Hide Answer
4. He had _________ (forgone/foregone) the procedure to ensure there are no conflicts between the brothers.View Answer / Hide Answer
5. Very important thing in life is to know when to _______ (forgo/forego) an advantage.View Answer / Hide Answer
6. It was a __________ (forgo/forego) conclusion and it was not a surprise to anyone.View Answer / Hide Answer