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    Which preposition should I choose in this case and why:

    e.g. This is what I wore to work/at work yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Which preposition should I choose in this case and why:

    e.g. This is what I wore to work/at work yesterday.
    Both are correct.

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    But I don't get why 'to' is correct.Could you give me a further explanation,please?

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    Default Re: at or to?

    I wore this when I went to work.

    That one is fairly straightforward. In general, however, there is little point in asking why we use certain prepositions in certain phrases. Prepositions are a law unto themselves - in most languages that have them. We watch things on television, the French watch things at the television, and Germans watch things in the television. That's just the way it is.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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