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    quick visit


    "could we XXX the mall? I want to try to find something I'm looking for!"

    hi,
    how do you say "to make a quick visit" or "to go to somewhere but not intending to spend much time in that place", please?
    thanks.


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    Re: quick visit

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post

    "could we XXX the mall? I want to try to find something I'm looking for!"

    hi,
    how do you say "to make a quick visit" or "to go to somewhere but not intending to spend much time in that place", please?
    thanks.
    In England, a very popular (informal) phrase is pop in. (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/defi...1508&dict=CALD)

    Can I pop in and speak to you later?

    It is used in any situation where the visit is short in duration.

    However it would sound strange in other countries, and it does sound a bit strange in your sentence as we don't use the word mall here in England.

    could we pop in the mall? I want to try to find something I'm looking for!

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: quick visit

    Hi there,
    I found "drop by" and "stop by" and it seems to be what I am looking for. Once the English spoken in the west is a little bit different from the British one, I also would like to hear from a north American native, please.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 07-Oct-2008 at 17:45.

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