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    Post 'go to a doctor' or 'go to see a doctor'

    Can anyone please help me with the following two questions?
    #1 'When I'm sick I go to a doctor.' Do we usually say so?
    #2 'When I'm sick I go to see a doctor' is better than 'When I'm sick I go to a doctor'? What's the difference between them anyway?

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    Default Re: 'go to a doctor' or 'go to see a doctor'

    Not "go to see a doctor" but just "see a doctor" or "go see" (where I live).

    Either "go to" or "see" is fine where I live.

    If don't feel better by tomorrow:
    I'll go to the doctor.
    I'll go see the doctor.
    I'll see the doctor.

    You're still sick? Did you see a doctor? Have you been to the doctor? have you seen a doctor? I thought you were going to the doctor?

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    Talking Re: 'go to a doctor' or 'go to see a doctor'

    Dear Barb_D,
    Your reply is very helpful. Thank you very much!

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    Default Re: 'go to a doctor' or 'go to see a doctor'

    See is better than "go to" because we go to a place, but we go and see a person. We don't want the poor doctor to be objectivized.

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