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    arrive to a uttered by native speakers?

    Would it be ungrammatical to use "to arrive to a place" as in "I arrived to Chicago yesterday evening."?

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    Re: arrive to a uttered by native speakers?

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    Would it be ungrammatical to use "to arrive to a place" as in "I arrived to Chicago yesterday evening."?
    Yes, in BrE.

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    Re: arrive to a uttered by native speakers?

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    Yes, in BrE.

    Would it apply to AmE? After I read fivejedjon's answer I've been googling and here's what I've got "The painting I stole for Imogen Linny, Jewess on a Street in Amsterdam, arrived to the Glace Museum, here in Halifax, on September 5, 1938".

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    Re: arrive to a uttered by native speakers?

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    Would it be ungrammatical to use "to arrive to a place" as in "I arrived to Chicago yesterday evening."?

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    "The Oxford English Dictionary lists "arrive into" and "arrive to" as

    obsolete expressions."


    Source: Messrs. Beckwith, Mosser, and Owen. The New Mormon. Page 345.
    Google books.

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    Re: arrive to a uttered by native speakers?

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    "The Oxford English Dictionary lists "arrive into" and "arrive to" as

    obsolete expressions."


    Source: Messrs. Beckwith, Mosser, and Owen. The New Mormon. Page 345.
    Google books.
    I would not go with it being obsolete. I heard it said in an episode of a modern series "Suits" that premiered on American television not so long ago.

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    Re: arrive to a uttered by native speakers?

    Some dialects, such as that in Newfoundland, tend to use "to" instead of "in" or "at." But it is uncommon in most dialects.

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    Re: arrive to a uttered by native speakers?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would it apply to AmE? After I read fivejedjon's answer I've been googling and here's what I've got "The painting I stole for Imogen Linny, Jewess on a Street in Amsterdam, arrived to the Glace Museum, here in Halifax, on September 5, 1938".
    That is the style on the east coast of Canada, which I referred to as the Newfoundland dialect (in oversimplification).

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