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    #11

    Re: Journey

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    But is there any difference between them at all?
    There might be differences in use but it's not as black and white as the distance involved.

    I might go on a round-the-world trip or a quick trip to the shops. I might make a 300-mile journey to visit my parents or a 2-mile journey to work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There might be differences in use but it's not as black and white as the distance involved.
    Or difficulties. Right?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-May-2020 at 10:54. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    #13

    Re: Journey

    For me, it has absolutely nothing to do with difficulty.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: Journey

    For me, a journey is one-way. A trip may be there and back again, and may include the stay itself.

    With journey I think more of the travelling fro A to B.
    With trip I think more of the destination.

    These are not black-and-white distinctions.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-May-2020 at 11:22. Reason: Fixed typo
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    #15

    Re: Journey

    In its basic sense, a journey is a transition from point A to point B. It has nothing to do with distance or with difficulty.

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    #16

    Re: Journey

    I think Americans are unlikely to use journey for a short trip. The word is more appropriate for a trip that takes a reasonably long time.

    A woman at my office undergoing cancer treatment referred to the experience of having the disease and being treated for it as "my cancer journey". She was using language that's apparently common in support groups. She was not thinking of it as a quick outing.
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