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    Thumbs down arrive + preposition !?!

    When i use the verb "arrive" I always have some doubts about the preposition "in","at" or "to" that I shoud write right after it!
    For example: I arrived home / I arrived in New York (is it correct?) / I arrived at school (correct??) / I arrived to the hospital (correct?)
    Is there a rule that specify the preposition I should use??

  1. sheena55ro
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    Re: arrive + preposition !?!

    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy
    When i use the verb "arrive" I always have some doubts about the preposition "in","at" or "to" that I shoud write right after it!
    For example: I arrived home / I arrived in New York (is it correct?) / I arrived at school (correct??) / I arrived to the hospital (correct?)
    Is there a rule that specify the preposition I should use??

    Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary

    arrive
    verb [I]
    to reach a place, especially at the end of a journey:
    What time will your train arrive?
    It was dark by the time we arrived at the station.
    We arrived in Prague later that day.
    I arrived back to find that my room had been burgled.
    What time does the mail usually arrive (= is it delivered)?
    I ordered some CDs over a month ago, but they still haven't arrived (= I have not received them).
    The leaves starting to turn brown is a sign that autumn has arrived (= begun).
    Their baby Olivia arrived (= was born) on the date she was expected.

    arrival
    noun
    1 [C or U] when someone or something arrives somewhere:
    Hundreds gathered to await the boxer's arrival at the airport.
    On arrival at the police station, they were taken to an interview room.
    We regret the late arrival of Flight 237.
    New arrivals (= people who have just come to a place) were being housed in refugee camps.
    Sue and Michael are delighted to announce the arrival (= birth) of Emily, born on August 21.
    The arrival (= introduction) of satellite television changed the face of broadcasting.

    2 [C] INFORMAL a baby which has recently been born:
    Their new arrival was keeping them busy.

    the answer is :

    I arrived at the hospital
    I arrived in New York
    I arrived home [no preposition ; arrive = to reach a destination]

    All the best,


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    Re: arrive + preposition !?!

    Hi, ieasy,
    arrive in London, Portugal etc
    arrive at the station, hospital
    arrive at the solution
    I have never seen arrive to.
    Bye

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