Why Do We Not Use A Preposition "To" For Going Home But We Use The Preposition "To" For Going To Work, To Bed?


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Mati green Profile
Mati green answered
It depends on where you live... Here in the south they say."I'm going TO the house". Not "going home." Being from the north, I never say "to the house" I always say "going home" But I agree it does seem strange. Going to work..bed etc is really shortened for I'm going to go to work, or bed.  Maybe its because we all call our homes "home" and its  kind of like, "this MY dog... This is rover. One with my and the other without.
Ashley Foster Profile
Ashley Foster answered
Think of it this way:

Home is ALWAYS a noun. You can't "home" someone or something... Work can be a noun OR a verb. The preposition "to" is put in front to differentiate.

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