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  1. Newbie
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    I'd like to know whether i have to use the preposition commonly used after verbs such as go and wish when the latter are at the end of the sentence.
    e.g. this is the place i love to go (to?) / i know what you wish (for?)

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    Re: grammar

    Welcome, jon777.

    Your first example is fine without "to", whereas your second example is ambiguous without "for". It has more than one meaning:

    Ex: I know what you wish.

    Meaning 1: I know what you want me to do.
    Meaning 2: I know what you wish for.

    All the best.

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