I don't remember having read a sentence using go at + place until today but today I came across this sentence

He dared to go at the blast site so as to see his colleagues.

Is it all right to use go at here or it is better to use go to? To my ears go to sounds better.

  • What is the source? You could change the word order to "He dared to go see his colleagues at the blast site." Either that, there is some implied information after go, or it is just wrong. – user3169 Sep 6 '17 at 20:15
  • Sounds wrong to me..... – green_ideas Sep 7 '17 at 0:07

There's nothing really wrong with at X here, but when used with go it adds a flavor of "surveying" or investigating/checking up on - in the sense that you are going there and not really having a plan or specific directed activity after you arrive.

In your example:

He dared to go at the blast site so as to see his colleagues.

the activity is very much directed - you are not really just going to the blast site to wander around, but specifically to see colleagues. So the "pointed-ness" of to is more appropriate than the "area-ness" of at.

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