Results 1 to 7 of 7
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Jan 2014
    • Posts: 48
    #1

    What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    Hi, teachers.
    What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    Can you please take a look at this sentence?

    Instead of having traditional large weddings and honeymoons, many couples are choosing to have small destination affairs, which are less expensive.

    Thank you ^^

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,310
    #2

    Re: What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    A "destination wedding" is where the entire wedding takes place at some exotic location. One of my co-workers just got married in Mexico.

    Unlike a traditional wedding in your hometown, where all the family and friends come (which can be 100 people and up) in a destination wedding only the wedding party and special guests usually attend. Because most people aren't going to shell out thousands of dollars to go to Mexico for a cousin's or co-worker's wedding.

    So the "affair" is small.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,509
    #3

    Re: What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    sykang, please stop using ^^ instead of a full stop (period). It has no meaning.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Persian
      • Home Country:
      • Iran
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2014
    • Posts: 49
    #4

    Re: What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    Isn't "What does 'small destination affairs' mean?" more appropriate?

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,221
    #5

    Re: What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    Yes.
    What is a "small destination affair"?
    What does "small destination affairs" mean?
    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.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,910
    #6

    Re: What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    sykang, please stop using ^^ instead of a full stop (period). It has no meaning.
    It's a kind of smiley.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 24,509
    #7

    Re: What is 'small destination affairs' mean ?

    It shouldn't replace a full stop. There's a smiley there, too.

Similar Threads

  1. my imagination is my destination
    By zaki ahmad in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 27-Nov-2013, 23:23
  2. [Grammar] destination - correct preposition
    By marker in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Nov-2013, 16:23
  3. May I ask where is your destination / your destination is?
    By Tan Elaine in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Mar-2013, 04:02
  4. [General] The Destination or Destination?
    By SongYuxiang in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-Mar-2009, 21:54
  5. Affairs
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-Apr-2004, 21:28

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

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