Results 1 to 7 of 7

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 150
    #1

    Smile to/of

    Hi everybody,

    What is better to say? Is this your first visit of/to Prague?

    Thank you!

  1. Snowcake's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Germany

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 624
    #2

    Re: to/of

    'to' is not only better, but also correct.


    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 150
    #3

    Smile Re: to/of

    of is incorrect?

  2. Snowcake's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Germany

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 624
    #4

    Re: to/of

    Indeed, there are lots of entries in the search engine with "of + place"

    "visit of london" - Yahoo! Suche Suchergebnisse

    So it seems to be correct as well. It was just me who didn't know this structure.


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #5

    Re: to/of

    Snowcake: in the context given, you were quite right - 'your visit to London'.

    References on the site indicated are to 'your visit of London's Olympic venue', and 'the visit of London's Lord Mayor to Westminster Abbey'
    and
    REPORT ON (the) VISIT OF (the) LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY TO (the) COUNCIL OF EUROPE.

    The very first Internet address listed on the site, VISIT OF LONDON, appears to be a German site...and something has been lost in translation!


    • Join Date: Nov 2007
    • Posts: 5,409
    #6

    Re: to/of

    Snowcake: in the context given, you were quite right - 'your visit to London'.

    References on the site indicated are to 'your visit of London's Olympic venue', and 'the visit of London's Lord Mayor to Westminster Abbey'
    and
    REPORT ON (the) VISIT OF (the) LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY TO (the) COUNCIL OF EUROPE.

    The very first Internet address listed on the site, VISIT OF LONDON, appears to be a German site, with a letter by an American. This is the trouble when Americans blur and mix, when 'bring' is interchangeable with 'take' etc.

    She seems to be blending 'our visit to London', and 'our tour of London'.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Feb 2005
    • Posts: 2,585
    #7

    Re: to/of

    Quote Originally Posted by kukinecka View Post
    of is incorrect?
    Very!

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. to/of?
    By asad hussain in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2007, 00:01
  2. to/of
    By asad hussain in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Jan-2007, 23:58
  3. to/of?
    By asad hussain in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2006, 01:00

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •