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    were two weeks to France or were two weeks in France? Pls help

    Hello,

    Could be so kind please and help me with the following question?
    How is it correct to say:

    My only journeys were two weeks to France and one week to Turkey or My only journeys were two weeks in France and one week in Turkey?
    Which is the correct preposition?

    I rate my English level pretty high, but I am certainly no native and I do not feel the language too much.

    Personally I think that using the "in" preposition is correct here. But I am not sure.

    Many thanks!

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    Re: were two weeks to France or were two weeks in France? Pls help

    Neither is correct unless the journey itself took two weeks.

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    Re: were two weeks to France or were two weeks in France? Pls help

    Quote Originally Posted by stefyx123 View Post
    Hello.

    Could Would you be so kind please and as to help me with the following question?
    How is it Which of the following is correct? to say:

    My only journeys were two weeks to France and one week to Turkey.
    or
    My only journeys were two weeks in France and one week in Turkey.

    Which is the correct preposition?

    I rate my English level pretty highly, but I am certainly no native and I do not feel the language too much. (I don't know what you mean by the underlined part.)

    Personally, I think that using the "in" preposition is correct here but I am not sure.

    Many thanks!
    Note my amendments/corrections above.

    Neither sentence is very natural. We don't use "journeys" [with or without "in" or "to"] in this context. I would use "holidays", "trips" or "vacations" instead.

    I went on holiday twice last year - two weeks in France and a week in Turkey.
    I travelled twice in 2015 - I went to France for two weeks and to Turkey for a week.

    I would use "journey" with the length of time it took to get from A to B.

    I went to Turkey last year.
    How long was the journey?
    About 4 hours by plane.
    How long was the trip?
    2 weeks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: were two weeks to France or were two weeks in France? Pls help

    Thanks a lot for your help!

    When I said " I don't feel the language", I meant not getting a feel for the language
    It seems, I still have a lot to learn.

    I understand the word "journey" doesn't fit in this context.
    I understand it is better to use:" I travelled twice in 2015 - I went to France for two weeks and to Turkey for a week. "
    Only one question:


    When talking about visiting a country in the past, for a specific duration of time (e.g 1 week Holiday in France, 2 week Holiday in Turkey). Is it correct to say:

    This year, my holidays were: two weeks in France and one week in Turkey?

    Thank you

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    Re: were two weeks to France or were two weeks in France? Pls help

    Yes.

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    Re: were two weeks to France or were two weeks in France? Pls help

    Quote Originally Posted by stefyx123 View Post
    When I said " I don't feel the language", I meant not getting a feel for the language.
    It seems (no comma required here) I still have a lot to learn.
    Quote Originally Posted by stefyx123 View Post

    I understand the word "journey" doesn't fit in this context.
    I understand it is better to use (no colon here) "I travelled twice in 2015 - I went to France for two weeks and to Turkey for a week."

    Only I have one question - when talking about visiting a country in the past, for a specific duration of time (e.g 1-week holiday in France, 2-week holiday in Turkey), is it correct to say (no colon required here) "This year, my holidays were: two weeks in France and one week in Turkey?

    Thank you.
    Note my corrections above. I would say "I don't think I really have a feel for the language".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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