Why can i say i'm going to church but can't say i'm going to market?

What is the reason for using "to" & "lớn the" before the word "church" in different parts of this passage?

On Sundays, we always went lớn church. After breakfast, the carriage took Ambrose and me lớn the church in the village. All the servants came lớn church too. On Sunday evenings, we had an early dinner. Usually, some of our neighbours would eat with us.

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By saying khổng lồ church one means church the institution. By saying khổng lồ the church one means church the building.

On Sundays, we always went to church.

Here, it doesn"t matter which church we went to, geographically. What is important is that we attended the Christian House of God.

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After breakfast, the carriage took Ambrose và me to lớn the church in the village

Here, a specific building rather than the institution in general is meant, hence the definite article.

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It is the same difference as between to school and khổng lồ the school.


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