Confusables

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travel, trip, journey, voyage

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ConfusABLES:

ConfusABLES

TRAVEL:

TRAVEL Travel means ‘travelling in general’ . It is normally uncountable . I love cinema and travel   The word ‘ travel ’ is used to talk about going from one place to another , and can be used as a noun or verb .   Verb : Susie travels a lot . Noun : Travel nowadays is much cheaper . The plural travels is sometimes used it means a grand exploration or travelling Have you read the book ; travels to the Pacific Islands ? It’s fantastic

TRIP:

TRIP A trip is a return journey together with an activity/activities. Business or pleasure is the reason for the journey.   I’m going on a business trip next week. Can we take a trip to the zoo?   Note: We do not use trip for expeditions which have a serious purpose, and are hard or take a very long time to complete.

JOURNEY:

JOURNEY A journey is one piece of travelling. Going from one destination to another, it can refer to a long distance or a short regular one. Did you have a good journey? The journey was very tiring, it took 5 hours to get there.

VOYAGE:

VOYAGE A voyage is used to describe a long journey usually by sea or in space.   Before the 20 th century long sea voyages were very common. A spaceship will take you on a voyage through space.