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    at or to?

    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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    Re: at or to?

    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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    Re: at or to?

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

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    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.

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