forego vs forgo : Common Errors in English

forego or forgo

The E in “forego” tells you it has to do with going before. It occurs mainly in the expression “foregone conclusion,” a conclusion arrived at in advance. “Forgo” means to abstain from or do without. “After finishing his steak, he decided to forgo the blueberry cheesecake.”
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  • v  be earlier in time; go back further
  • v  do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  • v  lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime

  • v  do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  • v  be earlier in time; go back further
  • v  lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime
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  • Sound Off! (June 14)
    Red flags have be raised over the proposed development at the Las Cruces Country Club. Notions of upscale department stores and a Ritz Carlton-like hospital are white elephants in the making. The Country Club members can successfully end this potential financial disaster. They should forego their selfishness and donate the property to the city.
    June 15, 2013 - Silver City Sun-News
  • Peoria County Board to cut fees cut for flood rebuilding
    The Peoria County Board voted Thursday to forego possibly $100,000 in building permitting fees to help those affected by this spring’s historic flooding.   By a 13-3 vote, the board cut fees by 50 percent, which will last three years for those who choose to rebuild. The move includes those inundated with high water from the mid-April flood in Edwards as well as those hit by flooding along the ...
    June 14, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star
  • State champion Akinshemoyin is Howard boys tennis player of year
    Senior avenged loss from 2012 state finals Each of the past two seasons, Reservoir's Biyik Akinshemoyin has had to make the difficult decision of whether to play high school tennis, or forego the scholastic season to focus on a rigorous but fruitful training regiment and busy USTA tournament schedule.        
    June 14, 2013 - Baltimore Sun

  • DreamWorks and Netflix in deal for new TV programs
    LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks Animation, trying to lessen its dependence on the volatile movie business by aggressively expanding into TV programming, has decided to forgo cable television in favor of Netflix.        
    June 18, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Welcome To The Neighborhood: Oregon’s ‘Glock Block’
    Clackamas County, OR – Frustration over the increase in petty crime – which includes property damage, vandalism, and stolen yard items – has provoked several residents in one neighborhood to arm themselves and forgo calling police. Clackamas County is located in the Willamette Valley region in Oregon. Many residents there living in the Jennings Lodge... Read more » Welcome To The Neighborhood ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • K-State center fielder Jared King says he will turn pro
    Kansas State center fielder Jared King has decided to turn pro, and will sign with the New York Mets on Tuesday, according to K-State’s athletics website. King was selected in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball Draft, and will forgo his senior season with the Wildcats.
    June 17, 2013 - The Kansas City Star