Why we say "go to sleep" and don't say "go sleep"? Why we say "go home" and don't say "go to home"?


we use the noun house use "to".


In a sentence as "Go home" the word home functions as an adverb modifying verb go and it implies sort of sense : at or to your house or the place where you live

Please check cambridge Dictionary and this question on ELL

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    In this case "at or to your house or the place where you live" we must use |"to home", don't? – Mohsen Mirzaei Farrokhshahi Sep 4 '17 at 8:32
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    What difference between "go home" and "go my home"? Why in first one "home" is adverb and in second one "home" is a noun? – Mohsen Mirzaei Farrokhshahi Sep 4 '17 at 8:40
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    because in first is anywhere – kris Sep 4 '17 at 8:43
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    @Mohsen Mirzaei Farrokhshahi , words are mostly classified according to their functions in a sentence. Home functions as an adverb of place just like "there", "here". In a sentence like "go to house", house is a noun referring to "a building". So we use a preposition to create "adverbial phrase" so that we can modify verb. – Mustafa Sep 4 '17 at 9:12
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    @Mohsen Mirzaei Farrokhshahi home may sound a bit abstract It refers to "where someone lives" not "building" itself. it might be a country, a city, a village - a "place" you live in – Mustafa Sep 4 '17 at 10:30

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