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Is it acceptable to say "I commute to San Francisco every morning" or is there the "to" a problem there?

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    Please explain why you consider there might be a problem. – TrevorD May 6 '16 at 13:57
  • The word "to" sounds a little bit weird to me there. – Ram Rachum May 6 '16 at 13:58
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    That is not an explanation! Please refer to the Help pages about asking questions on this site and/or consider whether the English Language Learners site at ell.stackexchange.com might be more suitable to your needs. – TrevorD May 6 '16 at 14:01
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It is a must to use to with commute, when the word commute is used by the means of travel and if you are indicating a destination.

We are also looking at people travelling, commuting to Dublin to ascertain the traffic flows, he said.

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You must use to in this construction.

Commute, as used here, is an intransitive verb (source: Merriam-Webster), so it takes no direct object. You can add a prepositional phrase, such as

  • I commute to New York,
  • I commute from New Jersey,
  • I commute by train,

but the preposition is mandatory.

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