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    #1

    over/to

    Are sentences 1, 2 and 3 correct with the given meanings:

    1-I need to find transportation over Boston.
    (Meaning: I need to find transportation to Boston.)
    2-I'll get you an escort to the police station.
    3-I'll get you an excort over the police station.
    (Meanings of 2 and 3: I'll get you an excort that will accompany you to the police station).

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    #2

    Re: over/to

    There are dialects of English where the speakers say:

    1-I need to find transportation over to Boston.
    3-I'll get you an escort over to the police station.

    These dialects are not common and deviate from standard English.

    The most common way to say these is:

    1-I need to find transportation to Boston.
    3-I'll get you an escort to the police station.

    I have never heard a native English speaker say:

    1-I need to find transportation over Boston.
    3-I'll get you an escort over the police station.

    On hearing one of these sentences, a native speaker would think that you were flying above and beyond Boston or the police station.

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