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    Peter wishes that he could make a _______ into space and see the stars close up.
    A. journey B. voyage

    The answer given is A. But I think B is also right when it comes to space travel.

    What is a native's opinion?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Default Re: voyage or journey

    The word 'voyage' is so closely associated with travel over water, and 'journey into space' is such a natural sounding collocation that most people would consider B to be incorrect.

    Tell Peter it would be simpler, cheaper, quicker and safer to buy a telescope.

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    Default Re: voyage or journey

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The word 'voyage' is so closely associated with travel over water, and 'journey into space' is such a natural sounding collocation that most people would consider B to be incorrect.
    Does that mean the following are ill-advised, or perhaps of non-native (maybe Klingon) origin?:
    Star Trek: Voyager - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Voyager program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    And is this one a bit off course?:
    NASA confirms Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system - CNN.com

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    Default Re: voyage or journey

    Interesting. I would have chosen "voyage". I think that is because I associate the word with a long trip (long distance not time). It sounds like an adventure. My "journey" to work takes 35 minutes. I definitely don't have a voyage to work. It may be that I now associate the word with space travel due to all the examples that Raymott gave us.
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    Default Re: voyage or journey

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Peter wishes that he could make a _______ into space and see the stars close up.
    A. journey B. voyage

    The answer given is A. But I think B is also right when it comes to space travel.

    What is a native's opinion?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    I don't see anything wrong with B. I actually prefer it.

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