Did anyone else take offense at this?

For many people learning English as a second language, prepositions pose a particular challenge. They often use the wrong word in idioms that include prepositions like to, in, and at. If you employ writers whose first language isn’t English, then you should provide them with competent editors who can correct their mistakes. At least that would be my advice to the management responsible for yahoo.com.

This error is not something we should take offense at:

It’s not offensive, it’s just wrong. And so is the expression “arrive to.” The Saints didn’t arrive to town, but they did arrive in town:

Prepositions may be small words, but using the wrong one can give the impression that you’re still struggling to learn English.

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