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To, in, at

To :


  • I am going to Emma’s house for a sleep over.

  • We’re going to have our tea at grandma’s house.

  • I want to go to Barcelona for a holiday.

  • We’re going to America next week for a month.

  • Next year I want to go on an exotic holiday.

  • I want to come with you to the supermarket.

  • We are going to the park.

  • Susan is going to come to our house.

  • I went to an Italian restaurant last night.

  • On Saturday I am going to a concert.

  • My sister didn’t want to go to work today.

  • My brother is going to university next year.

  • We are moving to Madrid.

  • Me and dad are going to the airport to fetch grandma.

  • Do you want to come to the party?

  • Are you going to Stephen’s birthday party?

  • Would you like to come over for dinner at my house?





When using home in a sentence you use it without to

go/come/walk (etc) home (without to)




I’m going home (not I’m going to home)

She’s going home (not She’s going to home)

Are you going home? (not Are you going to home?)

Did you walk home? (not Did you walk to home?)

I’m coming home for dinner (not I’m coming to home for dinner)


When using home in a sentence you use it with at

be/stay/do something (etc) at home



I’m staying at home tonight.

If you need me, I am going to be at home.

She’s finishing her paperwork at home.

My dad works at home.


Arrive and get


Arrive in :

We say ‘arrive in’ when referring to countries and towns.

We do not say ‘arrive to’ :


  • They arrived in Spain at 2pm. (not They arrived to Spain at 2pm.)

  • My grandma arrived in India last week.

  • Sue arrived in Japan yesterday.

  • Phil is going to arrive in Italy tomorrow evening.

  • My parents will arrive in Paris on Monday morning.

  • What time will Ben arrive in Madrid?


Arrived at :

We say ‘arrive at’ when referring to other places.

We do not say ‘arrive to’


  • We arrived at the hotel at 3pm. (not We arrived to the hotel at 3pm.)

  • Sue arrived at Manchester airport at 7:30.

  • What time will you arrive at the train station?

  • Did you arrive at work late?



Get to / got to:

We say ‘get to / got to’ when referring to a place.


  • What time did you get to the hotel?

  • What time did you get to the museum?

  • What time did you get to the mosque?

  • Did you get to Paris okay?

  • I got to Morocco safely.



Get home / Arrive home :

When saying get home/arrive home we do not use a preposition (in ,at, to)


  • I arrived home late.

  • I got home late.

  • I was tired when I arrived home.

  • I was tired when I got home.

  • Did you arrive home safely?

  • Did you get home safely?



To,   in,   at   Exercises..


  1. Create 8 sentences with to.


  • ____________________________________________________________________________________

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  1. The following sentences are incorrect. Correct them.


  • I’m going to home for lunch ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • Did you walk to home? ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • They arrived to England last week. ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • What time did you arrive to the hotel? ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • I was tired when I got to home. _____________________________________________________________________________________


  1. Create sentences using the phrases given.


  • (arrive in) _____________________________________________________________________________________

  • (arrive in) ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • (arrive at) ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • (arrive at) ______________________________________________________________________________________

  • (get to) _____________________________________________________________________________________

  • (get home) _____________________________________________________________________________________

  • (arrive home) ______________________________________________________________________________________

Challenge: Write down 5 sentences with ‘at home’.


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