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    Dear teacher

    are these two sentences correct? I mean do they mean the same?

    a)I made a trip to Japan
    b) I went on a trip to Japan

    thanks so much

    patrizia

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    Re: make a trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Dear teacher

    are these two sentences correct? I mean do they mean the same?

    a)I made a trip to Japan
    b) I went on a trip to Japan

    thanks so much

    patrizia
    Both are o.k. could also be "I took a trip to Japan."
    They mean the same, but b is better, and more commonly used.

    I am not a teacher.


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    Re: make a trip

    One would "take a trip" or "go on a trip." "Make a trip" sounds awkward.

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    Re: make a trip

    Quote Originally Posted by Ms_S View Post
    One would "take a trip" or "go on a trip." "Make a trip" sounds awkward.

    It is awkward. However, if I wanted to ask a friend if she wants to go shopping with me, I could say "I'm going to make a trip to the mall, would you come with me?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searching for language View Post
    It is awkward. However, if I wanted to ask a friend if she wants to go shopping with me, I could say "I'm going to make a trip to the mall, would you come with me?"
    We don't 'make' trips, we 'take' them or 'go on' them.


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