+0
Hi.

I have a little problem with "to"

For example... i go "to" work.... but in other sentencies don´t put it. for example... go shoping...

Somebody can help me? when i have put "to"

Sorry about my english, i´m learning.
1 2
Comments  
To is a preposition of movement in this use, so include to when you are indicating a place or destination:

I go to work at 8:00.
I went
to Disneyland last Saturday.
I rowed to the lighthouse then swam to the shore.

Meanwhile, go + -ing in your example is a way of expressing an activity which (usually) includes movement; no location/place/destination need be mentioned:

I went shopping last Saturday.
I go swimming every summer
.

Micawber thanks for your answer.

It is more clear.
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
Is it the movement the reason for using to in this case:
"I've never been to London"

I'd always use:
"I've never been in London"
"To be" is not a movement verb, so you can't use "to" after it. You say "I'm going to London", but "I'm in London".
BeavisIs it the movement the reason for using to in this case:
"I've never been to London"

I'd always use:
"I've never been in London"

is correct this two answers? The correct will be the second?
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
I fear that I usually say been to, folks. There's even a song that The King made famous:

(Hoyt Axton)

Well I've never been to Spain
But I kinda like the music
Say the ladies are insane there
And they sure know how to use it
The don't abuse it
Never gonna loose it
I can't refuse it

Well, I've never been to England
But I kind of like the Beatles
So I headed for Las Vegas
Only made it out to Needles
Can you feel it
Must be weary
Oh so good... oh feel so good

Well I've never been to heaven
But I've been in Oklahoma
Well, they tell me I was born there
But I really don't remember
In Oklahoma or Arizona
What does it matter
What does it matter
Well, I was in Washington the other day and all my US colleagues asked me "Have you ever been to Washington?". So I'd say there's not only one correct way to say it Emotion: wink

By the way, i'd ask: "Are these two answers correct? Is the second one correct?"
BeavisWell, I was in Washington the other day and all my US colleagues asked me "Have you ever been to Washington?". So I'd say there's not only one correct way to say it Emotion: wink

By the way, i'd ask: "Are these two answers correct? Is the second one correct?"
Breavis thanks for correct me.
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Show more