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    Please tell me if the below sentences are correct

    1) he just left to vancouver

    2) Can you apply that anticeptic cream on my forehead.

    3) where did he go

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    Re: Please tell me if the below sentences are correct

    Quote Originally Posted by anil4577 View Post
    1) He just left for Vancouver

    2) Can you apply that anticeptic cream to my forehead?

    3) Where did he go?
    Don't forget to use capital letters and end punctuation.

    {not a teacher}

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    Re: Please tell me if the below sentences are correct

    By the way, Barb, what's the difference between 'to leave to' and 'to leave for'?
    Thanks.


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    Re: Please tell me if the below sentences are correct

    Sometimes preposition use in British English is different from American English. In American English we would say:
    He just left for Vancouver. or He just left to go to Vancouver. We would not say "leave to" when we are referring to travel.
    I am not qualified to comment on correct usage of prepositions in British English.

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    Re: Please tell me if the below sentences are correct

    I agree - where I live we would not say "He left to (location)" but you would say "He left to (purpose)." He left to pick up his aunt at the airport (tells you why), but he left FOR the airport (tells you where) about half an hour ago.

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    Re: Please tell me if the below sentences are correct

    Alright.
    From now on... we leave for somewhere else. Maybe vacations on Hawaii.


    taking a nap on a net, no cell phones, no cars, just the breeze and coconut water

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