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    Journey

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    I have again a few questions about the text in the movie The Lady in Black. Daniel Radcliffe's character travels to a remote village from London. The word ''journey'' is mentioned several times but why was it used to describe a short trip?

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    Re: Journey

    How far does he travel?
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    The word doesn't need a particular distance to be covered. My bus journey to work is just 2 miles. I imagine any remote village would certainly be further from London than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    How far does he travel?
    In London, solicitor Arthur Kipps still grieves over the death of his beloved wife Stella on the delivery of their son Joseph four years before. His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Crythin Gifford to examine the documentation of the Eel Marsh House that belonged to the recently deceased Mrs. Drablow.
    Last edited by Rachel Adams; 25-May-2020 at 08:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The word doesn't need a particular distance to be covered. My bus journey to work is just 2 miles. I imagine any remote village would certainly be further from London than that.
    So what we have been taught at school and what most sites suggest using is not correct? Travel going to another place in general. Trip the act of going to another place (often for a short period of time) and returning. Journey going from one place to another usually a long distance. It is a trip that takes a long time, especially if there are either difficulties or discoveries in transit. For instance:I hope to take a journey across America by car one day.
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    Rachel, there was no need to enlarge the default size of that post, in which the writer says that 'journey' usually involves a long distance. That's only one teacher's personal opinion, and in no way invalidates ems's statement, which five native speakers here on the forum Liked.

    I don't know what you mean by 'most sites', but I can tell you that most dictionaries in OneLook.com do not specify the distance involved in a journey, and that Fraze.It quotes 197 examples of 'short journeys'.

    Bookmark both of those sites — they're recommended for reliability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    His employer gives him a last chance to keep his job, and he is assigned to travel to the remote village of Crythin
    That is clearly a long journey, not a short trip.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 25-May-2020 at 09:07. Reason: Fixed typo
    Typoman - writer of rongs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Rachel, there was no need to enlarge the default size of that post, in which the writer says that 'journey' usually involves a long distance. That's only one teacher's personal opinion, and in no way invalidates ems's statement, which five native speakers here on the forum Liked.

    I don't know what you mean by 'most sites', but I can tell you that most dictionaries in OneLook.com do not specify the distance involved in a journey, and that Fraze.It quotes 197 examples of 'short journeys'.

    Bookmark both of those sites — they're recommended for reliability.
    Then the sites I used are not to be trusted. I will save the ones you have mentioned. Thank you. It seems some online websites suggest that the main difference between journey and other words is that it is a difficult one.
    I didn't enlarge it. I copied and pasted. When I tried to change its size it was still big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That is clearly a long journey, not a short trip.
    But is there any difference between them at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    I didn't enlarge it. I copied and pasted. When I tried to change its size it was still big.
    Once you have copied and pasted anything, highlight the entire text and click the second button from the left in the toolbar. It's the "Remove Format" button and it looks like two capital As with a red cross in the bottom left corner. That will put the whole post in the default font and font size.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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