Give this statement "I go to school", then how to form a question: "where do you go?" or "where do you go to?"

I am not sure if we should leave the preposition "to" in the question.

Googling "where do you go?" or "where do you go to?", both return the results, so I think they could be used interchangeably. But I am so not sure!

  • Look closer at the results. I don't think you can find many (if at all) of "Where do you go to" with a question mark right after it. ;-) Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 13:37
  • @DamkerngT., what about "Where Do You Go To My Lovely?" Song
    – Tom
    Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 13:39
  • Good find. According to Wikipedia, "Peter Eardley Sarstedt (born 10 December 1941) is an Northern Indian-born British singer-songwriter ...". I'm not sure if that influenced his word choice or maybe it was just for the rhyme. In any case, I don't think it's absolutely wrong, but I'd expect it to be very, very rare. Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 13:42
  • This might help, especially the usage note mentioned in the answer. Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 13:53

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In your examples,

"Where do you go?"

is correct. There is no need to include the preposition "to." This is also true of the common regional American English phrase,

X"Where are you at?"

in which the preposition "at" is equally unnecessary.

"Where are you?"

is both sufficient and generally accepted usage.

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