Which is correct between How do you get to __ vs How do you go to ___? Can you also explain why it's the correct way to ask this question or how do they differ?

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    You could use get or travel. Go sounds a bit odd to me, because go to school often means attend school; but in some contexts it might be used for asking about the mode of transport. Nov 30, 2021 at 17:09
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    Please edit your question to tell what meaning you're trying to convey. Neither one is wrong, but they emphasize different things. To pick a different example (to eliminate the confusion with "attend school"): "... get to the store" vs "... go to the store": get to emphasizes arriving at the destination; go to emphasizes the process. I might "go to the store [in a hurry], or [while hungry]." But I "get to the store [by car, bus, or subway]." Nov 30, 2021 at 17:49

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"How do you go to school?" and
"How do you get to school?"

are grammatically acceptable.

The Cambridge dictionary has a page about "get vs go", including warnings and arguments can be made for why each sentence is preferred by some over the other, but both sentences are used commonly where I live (I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada and did my PhD in Oxford, England).

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