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    why dont we use " to " before home, abroad, upstairs etc....

    Can anybody help me in understanding the basic reason " why we dont use thw word to before home...For example.... " im going to home "....incorrect while " im going to bed " is correct...why whats the reason for that......Thanks....

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    Re: why dont we use " to " before home, abroad, upstairs etc....

    "Home" can be both a noun and an adverb. As an adverb, it does not work with a preposition. We, as a matter of preference, tend to use the adverbial "home" in that usage.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Jun-2014 at 09:20. Reason: Fixing typo

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    Re: why dont we use " to " before home, abroad, upstairs etc....

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    As an adverb, it does not work with a preposition.
    I think the same can apply to "abroad" and "upstairs", which appear in the thread title.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: why dont we use " to " before home, abroad, upstairs etc....

    Quote Originally Posted by shahid manzoor View Post
    Can anybody help me in understanding to understand the basic reason (no quotation mark required here) why we don't use thw the word "to" before home? For example, "I'm going to home" is incorrect while "I'm going to bed" is correct. Why? What's the reason for that? Thanks.
    Please see my corrections to your posts. It is important to follow the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" and proper nouns (English, Shakespeare, London).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Do not put a space after an opening quotation mark.
    - Do not put a space before a closing quotation mark.

    We don't join sentences with strings of full stops (.....) as you did. You should also concentrate on the use of apostrophes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: why dont we use " to " before home, abroad, upstairs etc....

    but sir school is also an adverb??????????

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    Re: why dont we use " to " before home, abroad, upstairs etc....

    What is the point of emsr2d2 (a respected female teacher) giving you the rules of written English, only for you to post a dreadfully written question like that?

    Please use the Edit Post button to correct it.

    What makes you think 'school' is an adverb?

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