climb up (to) where

boggiee

Senior Member
Turkish
Hi,

George and Kramer are climbing up the rock and Tony, who is down there, shouts up to them:

TONY: Take the rope, thread it through the carabiner and knot it, and I'll climb up to where you are.

'Seinfield' S05E12.

I'd like to ask if we can omit 'to' before 'where.'

Thanks.
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    No, you need "to". It connects "climb up" and the place he wants to reach (where the other two are).

    It's the same use of "to" as in "I'm going to Turkey" or "I'll walk to my office".

    Edit: Thinking over it again, I guess some people might drop "to" but it sounds better with it.
     

    Chasint

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Yes "to" is necessary, otherwise the sentence has a different meaning.

    E.g. "I can't climb up here as it's too steep. I'll come and join you and climb up where you are."
     
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