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    "for" a tour?

    Is it ever correct to use: go for a tour

    I know the correct preposition is "on" (go on a tour).
    But is "for" ever an alternative? Or is it just wrong to use "for" a tour?

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    Re: "for" a tour?

    I wouldn´t use "go for a tour". It is not mentioned in the dictionary of collocations.
    You can say: do/go on/make/undertake/embark on/set off on a tour.

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    Re: "for" a tour?

    "go for a tour" can be correct, but it has a meaning different than "go on a tour". It means to choose a tour over something else.

    A) For our trip to Europe, should we make all the arrangements ourselves or should we go on a travel company's tour.

    B) What do you think? I'd go for a tour. (Here "go for" means choose.)


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    Re: "for" a tour?

    Thanks very much for your help!

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    Re: "for" a tour?

    Quote Originally Posted by juchoo View Post
    Is it ever correct to use: go for a tour

    I know the correct preposition is "on" (go on a tour).
    But is "for" ever an alternative? Or is it just wrong to use "for" a tour?
    That sounds quite acceptable to me.
    I went for a tour around the mountains on my motorbike.
    If it's a tour organised by others, I'd use "on" - but that's just my preference.

    Does this sound familiar:
    Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour. A three hour tour. The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed. ...

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