I read about simple future in this link and it says simple future form is:

Subject + will + infinitive without to

So, which one is correct in the simple future form:

  1. I will go to the United States
  2. I will go the United States

It feels like the second one makes no sense to me, but according to the formula, it seems if we want to use simple future, we should use the second one, right?

  • Correct, the second one is ungrammatical. Note that there are narrow senses of go that can be used as a transitive verb, but they're not what is meant here. – Robusto May 25 '17 at 13:42
  • @linker As you wish. – StoneyB on hiatus May 25 '17 at 13:47

"Without to" here means the infinitive without a preceding to as marker: that is, I will go rather than I will to go.

The to after go is the head of the preposition phrase designating the goal.

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