"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, 2018 at 8:58
  • @JanDoggen, It is about place.
    – Abbas Ali
    Nov 7, 2018 at 10:14
  • Why is that sentence wrong? Because: “I go. You go. He goes, she goes, it goes. We go. They go.” Nov 15, 2018 at 12:29

2 Answers 2


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.
    – TimR
    Nov 7, 2018 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. :) Nov 7, 2018 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".
    – TimR
    Nov 7, 2018 at 15:41
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo Did you downvote? How come? Nov 8, 2018 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.
    – TimR
    Nov 8, 2018 at 18:57

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