Tuesday, 2 June 2015

TRAVEL / JOURNEY / TRIP, etc ..

WHEN DO WE USE THESE CONFUSING WORDS


There is a group of words in English that is always confusing:

TRAVEL, JOURNEY AND TRIP and OTHERS:


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TRAVEL is an uncountable noun which is used to mean the general activity of moving from place to place. Since it is uncountable, you don't say "a travel".

Ex.: Travel in that region of the country is dangerous

However, TRAVEL is usually used as a verb, meaning going to another place in general.I 

Ex.: I really like to travel.


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JOURNEY is a noun expressing one piece of travel, usually referring to a long distance.

Ex.: He made the 200-mile journey by bike.

We also use it in a more methaphorical way to talk about progress in life.

Ex.: He has overcome a lot of problems on his spiritual journey.


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TRIP is a noun expressing the act of going to another place and returning. It is often used to refer to a short period of time.

Ex.: We took a five-days trip to Paris.


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VOYAGE is used for a long sea journey.

Ex.: The Titanic sank on her maiden voyage.


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FLIGHT is used for a journey by air.

Ex.: Have a good flight!




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