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What is the reason for using "to" and "to the" before the word "church" in different parts of this passage?
On Sundays, we always went to church. After breakfast, the carriage took Ambrose and me to the church in the village. All the servants came to church too. On Sunday evenings, we had an early dinner. Usually, some of our neighbours would eat with us.
(My Cousin Rachel, Daphne Du Maurie)