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    The Destination or Destination?

    Dear Teachers,

    (Suppose I am having my luggage checked in at the airport)

    Please read the following 2 sentences:

    1) The luggage will go to destination directly.

    2) The luggage will go to the destination directly.

    My question is whether or not I should use a definite article before the word ' destination'. Or which one sounds better to you native teacher?



    Thank you.

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    Re: The Destination or Destination?

    Quote Originally Posted by SongYuxiang View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    (Suppose I am having my luggage checked in at the airport)

    Please read the following 2 sentences:

    1) The luggage will go to destination directly.

    2) The luggage will go to the destination directly.

    My question is whether or not I should use a definite article before the word ' destination'. Or which one sounds better to you native teacher?



    Thank you.
    Not a teacher. But, a native speaker in Canada.

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    Re: The Destination or Destination?

    Thank you so much, Dear Searching for Language . I always wish to consult a native speaker when I have idiomatic problems of English that can not be easily found in my grammar books.


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    Re: The Destination or Destination?

    Grammatically, it's correct.

    Having stood at countless airport counters, what they mainly say is, as I leave from Glasgow, via Gatwick, to Las Vegas:
    "Your bags are checked through to Las Vegas."

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    Re: The Destination or Destination?

    Thank you, Dear David. This is very helpful to me .

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