arrive

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈraɪv/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/əˈraɪv/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ə rīv)


Inflections of 'arrive' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
arrives
v 3rd person singular
arriving
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
arrived
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
arrived
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
arrive - reach
‘arrive’
You use arrive or reach to say that someone comes to a place at the end of a journey.
I'll tell Professor Sastri you've arrived.
He reached Bath in the late afternoon.
You usually say that someone arrives at a place.
We arrived at Victoria Station at 3 o'clock.
However, you say that someone arrives in a country or city.
He had arrived in France slightly ahead of schedule.
The ambassador arrived in Paris today.
Be careful
Don't say that someone ‘arrives to’ a place.
Be careful
Don't use a preposition after arrive in front of home, here, there, somewhere, or anywhere.
We arrived home and I carried my suitcases up the stairs.
I arrived here yesterday.
She rarely arrives anywhere on time.
‘reach’
Reach always takes a direct object. Don't say that someone ‘reaches at’ a place or that they ‘have just reached’.
It was dark by the time I reached their house.
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