"He go to school directly"

I heard this sentence from someone and he told me that it's wrong. But I don't know why it is wrong. I need full explanation with examples which get me to understand this sentence.

  • Can you give some context? What is meant with directly - is that about time or place? – user22427 Nov 7 '18 at 8:58
  • @JanDoggen, It is about place. – Abbas Ali Nov 7 '18 at 10:14
  • Why is that sentence wrong? Because: “I go. You go. He goes, she goes, it goes. We go. They go.” – whiskeychief Nov 15 '18 at 12:29

If you are using directly in the sense "without taking any detours" the usual way would be this:

He goes directly to school.


Should be probably like this.

He goes to school directly.

Alternatively like this.

He will go to school directly.

  • We tend not to name children "He". I don't think that addendum really helps OP. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 7 '18 at 9:30
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo You call your offspring your way, I call mine my way. I'm sure there's a language where that name makes perfect sense (and/or may be a nickname). But the amendment I made was purely theoretical aiming at providing as complete answer as possible. Help to OP was provided in the first two suggestions. If you feel it confuses and deteriorates the quality/clarity of the reply, feel free to edit. I mind not. :) – Konrad Viltersten Nov 7 '18 at 15:27
  • I do think it is more likely to confuse than to help, though I do understand how you were working backwards from the syntax to confer "namehood" on "He". – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 7 '18 at 15:41
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo Did you downvote? How come? – Konrad Viltersten Nov 8 '18 at 18:41
  • Yes I did, but I got a phone call and forgot to say why. Sorry. I myself really dislike unexplained downvotes. The placement of directly there is not idiomatic. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Nov 8 '18 at 18:57

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