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    Default make/take a trip

    Which do you use, 'make' or 'take'?
    1. make/take a trip around the bay
    2. make/take three trips to the store
    3. make/take a trip to the dentist
    4. make/take a business trip to India
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    Default Re: make/take a trip

    1. How much would it cost to TAKE a trip around the bay?
    1a, How long would it take to MAKE a trip around the bay?
    2. The list is too long. You will have to MAKE three trips to the store.
    2a) It will TAKE three trips to the store to get all these items on the list.
    3. I'll MAKE a trip to the dentist in my free time this afternoon.
    4. I'll have to MAKE a business trip to India to finalize the deal.
    4a) Peter, TAKE a business trip to India and check out the factory.

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    Default Re: make/take a trip

    Wow! Very interesting, but difficult. I wonder if the difference is
    whether the trip is required or on your own.
    1. The choice is yours. You can take the trip if it suits you. But you don't need to.
    1a. It takes a certain amount of time for the trip, whether you want it or not.
    2 and 2a are completely different, right?
    3. You HAVE TO go if you want to get your tooth fixed.
    4. You are required to go.
    4a. It's an order, but Peter has the option of declining.
    Is this understanding correct or close or totally wrong?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: make/take a trip

    Whether to use "make a trip" or "take a trip" will depend on the context of the sentence. In most cases, "take a trip" is used when the trip is not very necessary and "make a trip" is used when it the trip is necessary. This, however, does not always hold true is all cases.
    Last edited by Temico; 26-Jul-2005 at 11:09.

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