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I am brazilian and I have some questions. So, What is the correct use to this sentences..."I need to back to home or I need back to home or I need to back home"? thank you

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    None of them. You are probably missing a verb that will be part of the to-infinitive, as in 'I need to go/to get back home'. But I don't know what you're trying to say, so I can't be sure. – Alan Carmack Apr 24 '16 at 17:18
  • Well, it was during a conversation practise between two students. So, I have no sure about how to correct it... – Teacher manoel tavares Apr 24 '16 at 17:21
  • One more question, please. "Do you want to buy the dress tomorrow for you mom? or Do you want to buy the dress tomorrow to your mom - What is the correct sentence? – Teacher manoel tavares Apr 24 '16 at 17:33
  • You buy something for somebody, so the first sentence! – Alan Carmack Apr 25 '16 at 4:11
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In this context, "to" does not go by itself. It goes with a verb. When "to" and a verb are together, it is called an infinitive. You must have the verb for the sentence to make sense:

I need to go back home.

or

I need to go back to my home.

  • But, back could be the sentence verb? – Teacher manoel tavares Apr 24 '16 at 17:22
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    @Teachermanoeltavares: No. "back" is not a verb in this context. It is an adverb that modifies the verb "go". You don't just "go home". "back" gives more information about going home, but it is not a verb in itself. – zondo Apr 24 '16 at 17:25
  • Ok. I understood. Very clear now. Tks. – Teacher manoel tavares Apr 24 '16 at 17:27

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