Use of "at" or "to"

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On many occasions, our vendor partners are kind enough to include the General Travel Association (GTA) chapter members as guests to these events throughout the year.  Should it be “to the event” or “at the event”?

asked Nov 15 '11 at 14:34 amy sherman New member

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'At' is more static, 'to' suggests movement, so is more appropriate in this case, especially when you have the expression 'throughout the year", which suggests they keep getting invited to the event.

The GTA members were very pleased to be included as guests at the event.

 

That's my humble opinion.

 

Chiew @aClilToClimb

link comment edited Nov 16 '11 at 11:27 A Clil To Climb Contributor
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For me...

"to the event" suggests someone going to the event i.e. before the event happened

"at the event" suggests someone there already

so i would agree with Sian re 'to the event'

link comment answered Nov 16 '11 at 11:28 Richard Mudie New member
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It could be either. I would probably use 'to'.

 

Does it matter if the event is hosted by the partner I wonder? What does everyone else think?   

link comment answered Nov 16 '11 at 11:11 Siân Harris Expert

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