"point me the right direction" or "point me to the right direction"? Which one is correct and sounds more natural?

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More natural than either is

Point me in the right direction.

Indeed this is a standard set phrase.

Point me the right direction.

feels incorrect, although I think it is in fact correct grammar.

Point me to the right path.

seems fine, one points someone to an external thing, such as a path or an office or house, but one points someone in a direction, the image is of soemoen guiding another so that the one guided turns in the desired direction, I think.

  • Thanks David for the answer. If it's other nouns in the example, like "point him my book" or "point her the right way", are these correct usages? Apr 13, 2019 at 5:19
  • @Ogrish Man Use "point him to my book". but "way" is like "direction" and would not need "to". Most nouns would take "to". Apr 13, 2019 at 14:35

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