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    back to or back in

    1. I will be back in Hong Kong next Monday.

    2. I will be back to Hong Kong next Monday.

    Which of the above sentences is correct?

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    Re: back to or back in

    The first.

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    Re: back to or back in

    Welcome to the forum, Mahbubul Haque.

    Please read this extract from the Forum Guidelines:

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    Re: back to or back in

    Quote Originally Posted by queeniech View Post
    1. I will be back in Hong Kong next Monday.
    2. I will be back to Hong Kong next Monday.
    Which of the above sentences is correct?
    Back to will also be correct, but in a different construction:
    I will go/come back to Hong Kong next Monday.
    Here, you have a verb of movement (go/come), in which case you use the preposition to; if it's a form of the verb to be, then you use the preposition in.

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