to go to work in/to

Magg

Senior Member
Spain / Spanish
Hi!

Since yesterday I've already found to go to work in a bank/Italy twice.
I would have used to.
My question is if to is also correctly used.

Magg
 
  • Rob625

    Senior Member
    English - England
    This is a bit complicated. I think the sentences you are asking about are like this:
    :tick: I will go to work in a bank.
    :tick: I will go to work in Italy.
    :cross: I will go to work to a bank.
    :cross: I will go to work to Italy.

    You can also say
    :tick: I will go to Italy to work.
    :tick: I will go to ABC bank to work as an accountant.
    :tick: I will go to work at ABC bank.
     

    Magg

    Senior Member
    Spain / Spanish
    Thanks Rob!
    I don't see clearly why it is that way but I'll try to bear it in mind
    when I had to use it.

    Cheers
     

    mirandolina

    Senior Member
    Scotland - English
    It's "go to work in a bank" because when you work you are IN the bank.
    You go TO the bank to cash a cheque, for example.
    Then you would say "I'm going TO the bank to cash this cheque."
     
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