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    I need help to english question :)

    Dear all,

    I would like to ask you all what the rule is for using "to"and "for". I am currently in Spain and I hear the following mistake often, "I have to go for work soon.."

    I have tried explaining this but I don't want to give the incorrect answer!

    Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

    M

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    Re: I need help to english question :)

    "I have to go for work soon.."

    They are confusing two different expressions:
    "I have to go to work soon.."
    and
    "I have to leave for work soon.."

    In full form, the sentences would be:
    "I have to go to my place of work soon.."
    A person 'goes to' or 'goes away from' - we are talking about 'travelling', and travelling 'to' somewhere.

    and
    "I have to leave soon, bound(=heading toward somewhere) for my place of work."
    Here, we are talking about the destination, and we 'leave for', 'depart for' somewhere.

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