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    Cool The train to Paris or the train for Paris

    Hello,

    I don't know which preposition is correct here, can you help please?

    "Is this the train to/for Paris?"

    "What time does the train to /for Paris leave? "

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Will

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    Re: The train to Paris or the train for Paris

    Usually, it is "to".
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Mar-2016 at 09:37.

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    Re: The train to Paris or the train for Paris

    Yes – 'to' is almost always correct, though 'for' is sometimes heard.

    Just say 'Is this the Paris train?'

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    Re: The train to Paris or the train for Paris

    The British National Corpus has 90 citations for 'the train to + town' and just eight for 'the train for + town'.

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    Re: The train to Paris or the train for Paris

    Hello.

    I've learned a new thing here today. Thank you.

    I've always thought "the train/bus/airplane for..." is correct.
    If my student had written "The train to Osaka leaves at ten." in his/her writing assignment, I would have corrected it to "The train for Osaka..."

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