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    #1

    to go to the snow

    Hi, I'd like to know if I can say

    1) Last year I went to the snow

    2) Last year I went on a snow day trip

    3) Last year Iwent on a day trip in the snow

    4) Last year I went on a day trip to the snow


    And what about the country?
    Can I say?



    1) I went on a trip to the country

    2) I went on a trip in the country

    3) I went on a trip to the countryside

    4) I went on a trip in the countryside



    Thanks a lot. Rip

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    Re: to go to the snow

    Hi ripley,

    None of these work with "snow" very much.

    I went on a trip to see the snow. I went on a trip to a place with a lot of snow. I went on a trip to the mountains so I could see the snow.

    The country is fine - you went TO the country/countryside. (No real difference.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: to go to the snow

    Hi Barb_D; what about

    I went on a day ski trip
    I went on a day skiing trip
    I went on a day ski holiday
    I went on a day skiing holiday

    Thanks. rip

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    Re: to go to the snow

    If you change "day" to "one-day" or "day-long" then any of those will be fine, except I don't think of a holiday as being only one day.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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