Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. outofdejavu's Avatar
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Aug 2008
    • Posts: 132

    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

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

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

    What do you reckon?

    Best Wishes,

    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 99

    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")

Similar Threads

  1. "furthest trip" or "longest trip"?
    By adelli in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Jun-2007, 14:19
  2. "go to" or "go to the" or "go to a"?
    By Aivaras in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-Aug-2005, 23:56


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts