The dialog from Casino Royale movie looks a bit strange for me:

Now, I'd have normally gone with only child but, you see, by the way you ignored the quip about your parents I'm gonna have to go with orphan.

Dictionary says that "to be" can be used:

To select or choose: decided to go with the pink wallpaper.

But, in the movie, James Bond doesn't choose or decide, he suggest if I understand context correctly. He could have spoken "I'd have normally suggested you are the only child", with same meaning, isn't it?


In the movie, Bond is trying to guess Vesper's background just by looking at her. This goes with your definition of "to choose"; in this case it means "to pick one of the possible options". Vesper could be many things, but Bond is choosing to guess that she is an orphan.

It can be used in a suggestion, but it doesn't suggest anything by itself:

I recommend you go with the blue suit, ma'am.

I suggest we go with Foxtrot Communications to set up our network.

And so on.

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  • Thank you very much. I asked a question as Can “go with” be used as suggest, and this is my big mistake because of the small vocabulary. I actually meant Can “go with” mean guess (not suggest), or assume, suppose. Anyway, your answer made it totally clear for me. – aryndin Jan 14 '17 at 8:39

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