Is 'go and (verb) often used for expressing surprise or not necessarily?
You are asking here about "gone and [past participle]," not about "go and [verb]." Your last question, which included about twenty follow-up questions, concerned "go and [verb]," along with "go V-ing," etc.
"Gone and [past participle]" is not used often at all. I would say that, on the rare occasions when it is used (in regional dialects), it is used to convey dismay. Here is what The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has to say about it:
go [definition32 b]: To do or resort to doing something regarded as improper, bold, foolish, etc., or which otherwise prompts disapproval, annoyance, surprise, or amusement.
Definition 32 b has three subdivisions including its own (b):
go [definition 32 b (b)]: colloq. With and and coordinate verb.
1736 A. LangfordLover his own Rival vii. 31 'Tis well if he don't go and hang himself to be reveng'd of us.
1755 H. WalpoleCorr. (ed. 3) III. cclxvii. 105 Don't go and imagine that £1,200,000 was all Sunk in the gulph of Madame Pompadour.
1788 R. BageJames Wallace III. 27 When I expects him here every day..he goes and gets himself shot, like a fool.
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.
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.
"And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself" (Matthew 27:5, KJV, 1611)
"And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son" (Genesis 22:13, KJV, 1611).
For more biblical examples, simply Google "'went and' KJV". One could probably spend a whole week collecting examples of this structure from the Bible.
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