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    Can one say " I love travel"?

    Hi All,

    As part of an error correction exercise in one of my classes recently, a student gave me this sentence " I love travel" and asked me to correct it.
    Is this sentence wrong; ( I know one normally says 'I love traveling' or 'I love to travel'), but can't one use travel in the general sense - like one says " I love food'?
    Please could someone clarify.

    Thanks in advance.

    Arun

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    Re: Can one say " I love travel"?

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    It doesn't sound natural to me. More natural is, as you've said:

    I love to travel.
    I love travelling.

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    Re: Can one say " I love travel"?

    Quote Originally Posted by greystroke View Post
    Hi All,

    As part of an error correction exercise in one of my classes recently, a student gave me this sentence " I love travel" and asked me to correct it.
    Is this sentence wrong; ( I know one normally says 'I love traveling' or 'I love to travel'), but can't one use travel in the general sense - like one says " I love food'?
    Please could someone clarify.

    Thanks in advance.

    Arun
    So your students give you sentences to correct and that's an error correction exercise? I would have thought it would happen the other way.
    Anyway, "I love travel" is fine. The other variants would be more common.

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    Re: Can one say " I love travel"?

    Thank you Raymott

    Actually it was a peer correction exercise, but since no one knew the answer, they gave it to me.

    Thanks again for the clarification.

    Arun

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