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'go to picnic' is it correct? or should I say :

'go for a picnic' or just 'picnic' is enough?


for example "we picnicked with my friends" Does this sentence give the meaning of 'going somewhere for picnic'?

Feb 22, 2015 11:14 AM
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You have to be clear whether you are using 'picnic' as a noun or a verb in your sentence. It can be either.


The most common phrase is 'go for a picnic', or 'go on a picnic' if is a larger and more organised event. In these phrases, the word 'picnic' is a noun, and you need the article 'a'.


It is also correct, but slightly less common, to use 'picnic' as a verb.


So, for example, if you say 'We're going to picnic in the woods', 'going to picnic' is a verb form. 'are going to' indicates a future plan, and 'picnic' is the main verb.


This is different grammatically from 'We're going for a picnic in the woods'. In this sentence, 'are going to' is the main verb, and 'for a picnic' is the complement, made up of a preposition and a noun phrase.

February 22, 2015

Thank u so much, it helped a lot :)

February 22, 2015
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