report for, report on/upon, report to

The verb report may be followed by the prepositions for, on (or upon) and to.

Report for work or for duty means to show up at a job at the required time.

  • She was disappointed to learn that she was expected to report for work at 7:00 a.m.
  • The officer was unable to report for duty because of his injury.

Report can be followed by on or upon when it means to give a report about something.

  • Supervisors report on their employees’ performance every year.

The preposition to is used after the verb report to introduce the name of a superior who has authority to give directions and review work.

  • During this assignment, you will report to Art Donaldson.

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