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    Cool "go off on a trip" & "go on a trip"

    My friend was doing translation practice, from Chinese to English.

    A given answer to a Chinese sentence is "After the wedding, the newlyweds usually go off on a honeymoon trip."

    My friend was wondering whether she could just write "go on a honeymoon trip."

    Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
    says:


    ( Source: go - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online )

    I am inclined to think that "off" must mean something ...


    What do you reckon?



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    Default Re: "go off on a trip" & "go on a trip"

    It is fine to just say "go on a honeymoon trip". The "off" in this sentence means "away", but it is somewhat redundant as the definition of "honeymoon" indicates going away. As a native AmE speaker, I would usually choose to simply say: "...the newlyweds usually go on a honeymoon." (no "off" and no "trip")

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