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  1. B45
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    Can you say: I will be traveling from July to September. or I will be away from Ju

    Can you say:

    I will be traveling from July to September.

    or

    I will be away from July to September.

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    Re: Can you say: I will be traveling from July to September. or I will be away fro

    Either one is fine.


    Another option is "I will be gone from July to September."

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    Re: Can you say: I will be traveling from July to September. or I will be away fro

    I agree both are fine, but have a subtle difference of meaning in BrE.

    "I will be travelling from July to September" implies to me the idea of continuous movement throughout the trip, such as a student on a gap year travelling around the world. They may stop off at various points but the focus is on their journey.

    "I will be away from July to September" could mean they will be doing some travelling, or staying in a hotel, or a mixture of both. You don't know exactly what they will be doing other than they won't be at home, or work, as implied by the context in which the message is to be set.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Jul-2015 at 08:14. Reason: Changing 'infers/inferred' to 'implies/implied'.

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    Re: Can you say: I will be traveling from July to September. or I will be away fro

    I think the point of the sentence was that he would be away no matter what he was doing.

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