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    travel "long distances" or "a long distance"

    Traveling long distances by car can be extremely boring, at least for the passengers.
    (From http://www.ehow.com/how_2214501_install-portable-dvd-player-car.html)
    Would it be okay to say a long distance instead? Can it also be boring to travel one long distance?
    (I know what singular and plural are, of course.)

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    Re: travel "long distances" or "a long distance"

    Yes.

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    Re: travel "long distances" or "a long distance"

    Is "long distances" preferable in the context? If it is, could you explain why?

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    Re: travel "long distances" or "a long distance"

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsunmoon View Post
    Is "long distances" preferable in the context? If it is, could you explain why?
    Come, come, sunsunmoon. You said in your first post that you knew about singular and plural.

    A cow give us milk.
    Cows give us milk.

    A long trip can be boring.
    Long trips can be boring.

    Travelling a long distance can be boring
    Travelling long distances can be boring.

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    Re: travel "long distances" or "a long distance"

    5JJ,

    I knew about singular and plural, but I wasn't quite sure why you preferred one to the other in that context. I'm wondering if I shouldn't have said, "I know what singular and plural are," then. I apologize for not making myself understood well.

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