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    picnic or trip ?

    we sometimes take a(trip - picnic -journey -travel)on the sea when we go to the beach.
    what to choose?
    I will choose voyage.But it is not here.
    Can we choose picnic as it may means a meal?
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: picnic or trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    we sometimes take a(trip - picnic -journey -travel)on the sea when we go to the beach.
    what to choose?
    I will choose voyage.But it is not here.
    Can we choose picnic as it may means a meal?
    Thanks in advance
    I can see your confusion! To me, none of them are perfect. However:

    Take a picnic on the sea - not possible - picnics are usually on the ground.
    Take a journey on the sea - bad English - you make a journey.
    Take a travel - no, you simply travel

    Which only leaves "we take a trip on the sea when we go to the beach". Now that doesn't sound like a very good sentence to me either, but if it is the only choice you have after discounting the others.......!!!
    I suppose it means that sometimes when they go to the beach, they also go on a short sailing trip, or rent a boat.

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    Re: picnic or trip ?

    I agree with you.
    but what about voyage?

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    Re: picnic or trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    I agree with you.
    but what about voyage?
    A voyage suggests a longer trip, which finishes somewhere different from where it started.

    For instance, if you decide to go on a cruise from England to America, you could say you were going on a long voyage.

    In the example you quoted, it suggests that the people concerned are at the beach and want to go on a boat for a short time, probably starting at the beach and then coming back there later. I don't think that voyage really fits that scenario.

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    Re: picnic or trip ?

    Thanks for your great effort

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