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    Show Up At/To

    I have a question about the correct preposition to use with "show up" here:

    The 48 immigrants thought they were attending mandatory safety training by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. But it was not until they showed up to the meeting in Goldsboro, N.C., last week that they discovered they had been summoned for an altogether different reason.

    How is "show up to a meeting" different from "show up at a meeting"?

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    Re: Show Up At/To

    There's no difference.

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    Re: Show Up At/To

    I would use show up to/at with an event, like a meeting, but if it's just a place, I would be more likely to use at rather than to.

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