Reply to "Is it often used for expressing surprise?"

kuen posted:

How about 'went and (past tense)'? Do you native speakers use it as often as 'go and (present tense)'?

Hi, Kuen: We use "went and (past tense)" quite often. Whether we use it as often as "go and [base form]" is a statistical question that would require a great deal of corpus research, but my sense is that "go and [base form]" is more common.

kuen posted:
When would you use it in daily conversation?

Here are a few examples:

  • We went and saw "Bohemian Rhapsody," the new film about Queen.
  • I went and looked at my new classroom yesterday. It's nice.
  • She went and visited her brother in the hospital.
kuen posted:
Is this sentence OK?

"I went and asked for his help yesterday."

It's OK, yes, but I'd prefer the following:

  • I went and asked him for help yesterday.
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