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# Leaving for-idiom

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31 May 2011, 08:50
Is leaving for bombay correct? Or should it be leaving to bombay?
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01 Jun 2011, 00:37
I would say "leaving for Bombay" is correct. "Leaving to [place/city/country/etc.]" is unidiomatic (at least according to British English).
srilekhya wrote:
Is leaving for bombay correct? Or should it be leaving to bombay?

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01 Jun 2011, 06:45
My vote for 'Leaving for'
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01 Jun 2011, 07:40
I'd say 'Leaving for' is correct.
Re: Leaving for-idiom   [#permalink] 01 Jun 2011, 07:40
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# Leaving for-idiom

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