I was studying prepositions and stumble upon this phrase "(1) go for a walk (2) go to a walk" which one from these two is correct and why?

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If the walk is a destination/event (such as a walk to end cancer, a school walk-a-thon, etc.), you could use "go to a walk" or "go to the walk."

However, in most circumstances, "walk" does not represent a destination/event, and you should say "go for a walk."

This web page might help you out further (Collins Dictionary) by giving you some example sentences.


As is so often the case in English, more than one preposition is common and acceptable in an expression with "go...a walk".

I'm going to go on a walk with John.

I'm going to go for a walk this afternoon.

I'm going to go to a walk for senior citizens at the mall (an event).

Also, sentences can use "to walk" (infinitive) rather than a phrase with an indefinite article ("a walk"): "I'm going to walk around the park."

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