Delayed by traffic, Lori and Mike arrived late to a dinner party. (Source: Speak English Around Town)

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Shouldn't the last part be "arrive late at a dinner party"?

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Freeguy posted:

Delayed by traffic, Lori and Mike arrived late to a dinner party. (Source: Speak English Around Town)

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Shouldn't the last part be "arrive late at a dinner party"?

Hi, Freeguy -- No, "to" is perfectly fine there. "Arrive to" is commonly used instead of "arrive at" when what is being referred to is the endpoint of a journey. They were latecomers to the party on account of the traffic delays they encountered.

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