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I'm going to Spain tomorrow. The last time I visited Spain it was great. After that, I will go home.

Why don't English speakers say

    1. I'm going to home.
    1. I have visited to Spain.

"To" would be a preposition, right?

  1. Home ( Adverb as it describes the "going", therefore no need to add the preposition = I'm going home.
  2. What would the rule be here?
  • No "to" because __________ = I have visited to Spain.

  • Why would it work to change visited with gone? = I have gone to Spain.

Thanks in advance

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  • Because visit already contains the meaning to. If you visit someone, you go to their home, hospital bed or whatever to see them. If you visit a place, you travel to it. – Kate Bunting Dec 15 '20 at 9:06
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We say (and write)

  • I'm going to the park.

  • I'm goign to school.

But always

I'm going home.

Never "I'm going to home".

We say "I have gone to X" but never "I have visited to X" raterh always "I have visited X."

Most verbs will either take "to" with such an indirect object, or not. "I have listened to Bach" but "I have heard the music" not "I have heard to the music". I am not sure why "going" does not use this for "home" but does for most other destinations. One says "I am going to my home" or "to her home" but never "to home". I think it is simply one of the oddities of the language.

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  • In which sentence is "home" a noun? It is not clear? – fev Dec 15 '20 at 19:41
  • In "I am going home" home is a noun, a specific place. The question seems to suggest tht home is an adverb here, unless I have misunderstood it. – David Siegel Dec 15 '20 at 19:47
  • This is what Collins dictionary suggests, not only me. – fev Dec 15 '20 at 19:49
  • @fev I disagree in that usage, although surely "home" can be an adverb. . But given a reputable source that says the exact opposite, i will edit this out of the answer. – David Siegel Dec 15 '20 at 19:53
  • Thank you David. I think we are all on the right path. I got another comment on wordreference. It seems "home" can be an adverb if we refer to our own home. It is a noun if it is someone else's. Ref: forum.wordreference.com/threads/… – Pubwie Dec 16 '20 at 1:31

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