There was a scene a thirty-something wife refuses to go looking for the wedding ring her husband lost in a courtyard when she was asked by her husband over the phone, in the fiction titled “The Lost Order” appearing in New Yorker magazine (January 7).
“I think I lost it when I was in the courtyard with Monkey [their pet dog]. I’m sorry to put this on you, but would you mind taking a look around for it?” - - -
“I’m not going to go look for it,”
I find myself saying into the phone. It’s not really a decision, it’s more like discovery.”
I noticed that there is no ‘to’ or ‘and’ used in “I’m not going to go look for it.”
Is it customary or grammatical not to bring ‘to+inf’ or 'and' after ‘go.’ Is it customary to say “go play baseball,” “go see movie” “go buy pumpkin” “go swim to the pool” or "go help someone."?