Is first one incorrect? If so, then and why there should be to? And what respond would be?

Where did you disappear?

Where did you disappear to?


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  • Where did he disappear?

Answer: He disappeared in the woods.

  • Where did you disappear to? [meaning: where did you go? I didn't see you]

Answer: I went out jogging

disappear to is used in colloquial spoken language to mean: go, when it seems that a person has "disappeared". Indeed, they have disappeared from the view of the speaker.

  • Strictly speaking, the second form violates the English grammar rule that prohibits ending a sentence with a preposition, and the correct form would be "To where did you disappear?"
    – rcook
    Jul 4, 2020 at 0:16

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