go sightseeing/ go for sightseeing


Senior Member
Hello everyone!

I know that after the verb go we usually use gerunds. go fishing, go shopping etc.
But in this context I think I have to use for, but I'm not sure if it's correct

...Another option is Corfu where you can go for sightseeing...
  • rhitagawr

    Senior Member
    British English
    Corfu, where you can go sightseeing is better. However, you can say I went to Corfu for the sightseeing - for the sake of the sightseeing, because of the sightseeing.


    Senior Member
    English - England
    In this context, 'sightseeing' follows the same pattern as 'fishing' and 'shopping'. 'Another option is Corfu, where you can go sightseeing.'

    Cross-posted with rhitagawr, who makes a good point about the use of 'for the sightseeing'.


    Senior Member
    English (UK, Suffolk)
    I can see your point, but it doesn't sound natural to me with "for", I personally would leave it out or change it to "where you can go to do some sightseeing". Maybe other people will think that you are right, but that's my opinion...

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