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Jack
using "to" or"for " Hi there, I have three questions: 1.We set off on foot for the beach. 2.We arrived to the beach three hours ago. Are those two sentences correct? why doesn't the one use "for "? can l use "to"? thank you !
Aug 27, 2019 8:59 AM
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"We set off on foot for the beach." is correct. You can replace 'for' with 'to' here and retain the same meaning. With 'to' it sounds more casual to me. "We arrived to the beach three hours ago". This sentence is incorrect. You need to replace 'to' with 'at' or 'on'. Using 'at' would be more common, but 'on' is possible.
August 27, 2019
1. We set off on foot to the beach. (Set off is a phrasal verb to start to go somewhere and in this case you’re going to the beach). 2. We arrived at the beach three hours ago.
August 27, 2019
1. Correct. 2. Should be "We arrived *at* the beach three hours ago" "We set off on foot to the beach" sounds strange. You could say "We went by foot to the beach".
August 27, 2019
Jack
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Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Other), English, Japanese
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