Chinese Grammar learning: V + 到 / 给 / 在⋯⋯
One kind of complement in Chinese involves putting 到, 给 or 在 after the verb. These are used to indicate direction, target and location, respectively.
到 (dào) indicates that the action has obtained a goal or a certain state. Any verb that uses the complement 见 can also use 到.
给 (gěi) indicates that you have passed something from one person to another.
在 (zài) indicates a person or thing coming to a certain place. It is usually followed my a location or a place.
Subject + Verb + 到 / 给 / 在 ...
我 昨天晚上 工作 到 十二点半。
请 你 坐 在 我 旁 边儿。
我 今天早上 发了 一封 电子邮件 给 你。