travel or trip?

Status
Not open for further replies.
U

Unregistered

Guest
"When is your next travel?" or "When is your next trip?"

I received 2 answers saying that trip is the more appropriate word to use in this sentence. Unfortunately, I didn't receive any explanations why. Could someone help me please?

When is it right to use the word travel and the word trip? And can't I use the words interchangeably?
 

Barb_D

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 12, 2007
Member Type
Other
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Do not use "travel" as a singular noun like that.

Your travels may take you around the world, but you go on a trip.
 
R

RedMtl

Guest
Thanks Barb_D. Now that you mentioned that, may I ask if it's correct to say: "Let's talk about travel".

Absolutely. "Let's talk about travel" is a comment which frequently results in long and interesting discussions about where people have visited.
 

David L.

VIP Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2007
Member Type
Other
...except that phrasing it so suggests introducing the lesson plan of a primary school teacher to her class.
Most native speakers would introduce the topic with:
"Do you like to travel?"
 
R

RedMtl

Guest
...except that phrasing it so suggests introducing the lesson plan of a primary school teacher to her class.
Most native speakers would introduce the topic with:
"Do you like to travel?"


I would say that the context of the usage has a lot to do with it. Consider people who are chatting over dinner. Having exhausted a previous subject, and sitting in silence, someone says "Let's talk about travel" as a way to get the conversation started again.

Or, in the case of two people who haven't chatted in a while, one might ask "What shall we talk about?" with the other replying "Let's talk about travel."

There is no indication that the originally posted query was intended to be a question -- such as, "Do you like to travel?"

The query asked if the phrase was correct, and acceptable. It is.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top