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    go the bathroom

    Could you keep an eye on my luggage while I go the bathroom? (page 503, Longman Advanced American Dictionary)

    Is go the bathroom a typo?

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    Re: go the bathroom

    As an NES (BrE) but not an English teacher:

    I would normally say: "... go to the bathroom...."

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    Re: go the bathroom

    I am always amused when Americans go to the 'bathroom', but I suppose the British 'loo' is no better.

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    Re: go the bathroom

    Actually, picking up on 5jj's comment, I might even say, jokingly: "I'm going toodaloo!" and point towards the toilets.

    (NB: "Toodaloo" normally means "goodbye for now").

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