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    #1

    do I need to keep "to"?

    ''What's the most interesting place you've ever been to?"

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    "What's the most interesting place you've ever been?"

    Do I need to keep "to"? Would the second example be correct?

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    Re: do I need to keep "to"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    ''What's the most interesting you've ever been to?"

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    "What's the most interesting you've ever been?"

    Do I need to keep "to"? Would the second example be correct?
    I think you are missing a word. Shouldn't there be something between "interesting" and "you've"? With the omitted word and the omitted "to" your second example is a very different question from the one I think you're trying to ask.
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    #3

    Re: do I need to keep "to"?

    Sorry for leaving out the word "place"!

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    #4

    Re: do I need to keep "to"?

    What's the most interesting place you've ever been?
    What's the most interesting place you've ever been to?
    What's the most interesting place you've ever visited?

    As you can see, there isn't just one correct way to say this.
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    Re: do I need to keep "to"?

    Would there be any difference between "...been to" and "....been."?

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    Re: do I need to keep "to"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be any difference between "...been to" and "....been."?
    In my opinion, no.
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    #7

    Re: do I need to keep "to"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be any difference between "...been to" and "....been."?
    Not in meaning, no.

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