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    Post a new place where I've never been to?

    Dear friends,

    "I'm looking around a new place where I've never been to before."

    Do we need the word 'to' there? Thank you!

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    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    I vote not to use "to"

    Have you been to there? Incorrect
    Have you been there? Correct

    I've never been to Hawaii. Correct
    I've never been there. Incorrect

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    #3

    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    I agree with youandcorey, you don't need to use "to" in this sentence. I don't think that "where" is really useful either, though.

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    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dood. View Post
    I agree with youandcorey, you don't need to use "to" in this sentence. I don't think that "where" is really useful either, though.
    Certainly, if we use 'where' - a relative adverb - 'to' is incorrect/redundant.

    Another option would be ...place that I've never been (to) before: 'to' is entirely optional here, since 'that' can serve either as pronoun or adverb.

    However, since relative 'that' can itself be omitted (here, as in many other cases), we could simply end up with place I've never been before - very informal, but natural.

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    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    Quote Originally Posted by youandcorey View Post
    I've never been there. Incorrect
    I've never been there. Incorrect? Would you please tell me the reason?

    Thank you!

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    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    "I'm looking around a new place I've never been there before" is incorrect.
    There, unlike where and that is not a relative

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    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    I've never been there. Incorrect? Would you please tell me the reason?

    Thank you!
    I can't see anything wrong with that sentence. Maybe there's a typo?

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    Post Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    "I'm looking around a new place I've never been there before" is incorrect.
    There, unlike where and that is not a relative
    Thank you for your reply, fivejedjon, but I'm a little confused, I don't understand what you mean. Do you mean that sentence doesn't seem to be logical? Is it more sensible to say 'I'm looking around a new place I've never been to before'?

    Thank you!

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    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Dear friends,

    "I'm looking around a new place where I've never been to before."

    Do we need the word 'to' there?
    No, it should be deleted. I'd write,


    • I'm looking around a place, one (that) I have never been (to) before.
    • It's a place where I have never been.
    • It's a place that I have never been (to).

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    Re: a new place where I've never been to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Is it more sensible to say 'I'm looking around a new place I've never been to before'?
    Some might feel that, if you have never been to it before, then it is pointless to describe the place as 'new'.

    However, let's forget such nit-picking.' I'm looking around a (new) place I've never been to before' is grammatically acceptable.

    'I've never been there' is fine, provided that we know where there is.

    'Im looking around a new place I've never been there before' is not acceptable.

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