[Grammar] Go to someone

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Hi,
Are the use of --go to-- correct here?

I often go to my parents for finances matter.

I usually go to my friends for advice.

I often go to doctor for help.

It is Hana, my close friend, who I often go to for help.
 

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Hi.
Are the uses of "go to" correct here?

I often go to my parents for ​advice on [STRIKE]finances[/STRIKE] financial matters.
Or "I often go to my parents for financial advice."

I usually go to my friends for advice. :tick:

I often go to a/the doctor for help.

It is Hana, my close friend, who I often go to for help. :tick:

See above.
 

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Is following sentence correct too?

"Whenever I have a problem, Hana is the first person to go to (her) for help.
I am not sure if I need to put "her" here or not.
 

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Is the following sentence correct too?

"Whenever I have a problem, Hana is the first person to go to (her) for help.
I am not sure if I need to put "her" here or not.

No, you should not put "her" there.

It would be more natural to say "Whenever I have a problem, Hana is the first person I ​go to for help".

Note that "Hana" is a very unusual spelling for the name in English. As long as you're referring to an Afghani name, it's fine though.
 

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As long as you're referring to an Afghani name, it's fine though.
It is a Persian name. :)
 

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And if it were from Afghanistan, it would be an Afghan name. An afghani is a unit of currency.
 
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I was merely going by the adjective used when I used to work at an international airport and spent a lot of time dealing with passengers of various nationalities. We would say, for example, "There are 12 Afghani passengers on the flight due in at 2105" or "She's an Afghani so we need to get a Pashto/Dari interpreter". Of course, we dealt with just about every nationality under the sun - I'm only picking on holders of passports from Afghanistan because of the topic of this section of the thread.

Anyway, we now know it's a Persian name. On the same topic, in the UK, we would now refer to that as an Iranian name, I guess, because we now call the country Iran, not Persia.

I'm aware that we are heading rather off-topic and potentially into controversial areas. Let's head back to the main question.
 
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