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    Road Trip

    Dear Teachers,

    A. They're taking a road trip from one home of Jazz to another from Louisiana in the south to New York in the north.
    - "road trip" means "during the trip they're just traveling by car", right? and what does "one home of Jazz to another" mean in this sentence?

    Thanks a million

    Namsteven

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    Re: Road Trip

    They're taking a road trip from one home of Jazz to another; from Louisiana in the south to New York in the north.

    Does that make more sense?

    Both New York and Louisiana are considered to be places where Jazz is part of the music scene. They are going by road from one to the other.
    A road trip means that they will be traveling either by bus or car or some other form of road transport. (I don't imagine it will be bicycle though)

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    Re: Road Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    They're taking a road trip from one home of Jazz to another; from Louisiana in the south to New York in the north.

    Does that make more sense?

    Both New York and Louisiana are considered to be places where Jazz is part of the music scene. They are going by road from one to the other.
    A road trip means that they will be traveling either by bus or car or some other form of road transport. (I don't imagine it will be bicycle though)
    I like your idea, but I don't understand the use of the semicolon there. I would have chosen a colon or an em dash.

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    Re: Road Trip

    OK, why? and WTF is an em dash?
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    Re: Road Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    WTF is an em dash?
    I know this, because MikeNewYork corrected me on it before.

    An em dash is a long hyphen. It doesn't exist on a keyboard, but apparently you can indicate that you're using it by typing two hyphens in sequence -- like that.

    Personally I'd just use a hyphen but that upsets the natives.

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    Re: Road Trip

    Well, it might be all right in NY but it cuts no mustard with me--

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    Re: Road Trip

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    OK, why? and WTF is an em dash?
    Semicolons are usually used between two independant clauses, not between a clause and a fragment.

    More about dashes than anyone needs to know: Dash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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