In these following sentences, which one is grammatically correct?

  1. Where did you go?
  2. Where were you go?

Thank you.


"Where did you go?" is grammatically correct.

To improve the second one, you could say "Where had you gone?" or "Where were you gone?"

  • 3
    Even "Where were you gone?" sounds off to me. I'd just stick to the first one personally. – James Whiteley Sep 25 '19 at 10:20
  • If you want to rephrase the second sentence in that sense, it should be Where have you gone? – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Sep 26 '19 at 1:50
  • @JasonBassford But that changes the tense of the sentence. – Bella Swan Sep 26 '19 at 5:43
  • @BellaSwan It's still in the past tense and means roughly the same thing. Where were you gone? is unidiomatic, verging on ungrammatical. I certainly wouldn't recommend anybody say it. (Even Where had you gone? would be preferable.) – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Sep 26 '19 at 6:20

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