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    Hi everybody,

    is the following sentence correct (when/if, tenses):

    "When you make a trip to the mountains, you must bring a waterproof jacket, if it rains."

    Thanks for your help.


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    Re: se

    If it rains when you make a trip to the mountains, you must bring a waterproof jacket.

    When you make a trip to the mountains, you must take a waterproof jacket in case it rains.

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    Re: se

    I would never 'make a trip'. I go on a trip, or I take a trip.
    Except in German: then I would 'mach 'ne Reise'
    But otherwise I agree with Anglika.

    Not that I'm saying make is wrong. It's just not the verb I associate with trip in English.
    Last edited by Pedroski; 02-Jul-2009 at 02:43.

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    Re: se

    Quote Originally Posted by Pedroski View Post
    I would never 'make a trip'. I go on a trip, or I take a trip.
    This example is from Longman Dictionary online:

    go on/take a trip
    We're thinking of taking a trip to the mountains.
    He was unable to make the trip to accept the award.

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