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  1. Can you tell me the way to the hospital?
  2. Can you tell me the way to getting to the hospital?
  3. Can you tell me the way to get to the hospital?

I notice that in “Can you tell me the way to the hospital?”, “in” works as a preposition.

If I add a verb “get”, can I say “Can you tell me the way to getting to the hospital?”

Or “Can you tell me the way to get to the hospital?” “to get” in this sentence works as to-infinitive.

Which one is correct?

I feel if I use “to” as a preposition as in the first two sentences, “the way” would mean “a route people take in order to reach a place”.

But if I say like the third one, “the way” means a method, a manner of doing something.

I feel a slight difference between them. Am I right?

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Numbers 1 and 3 are fine.

For #2, 'Can you tell me the way of getting to the hospital?'

In common usage, though, you probably wouldn't use any of those. You would say:

'Can you tell me how to get to the hospital'

or something like that.

Also, you could say 'a way', if there is more than one way of getting there, while 'the way' works for both one or more than one way. However, you are more likely to hear 'the way' than 'a way'.

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