Jordana
Question Hi, there Could you help me with some questions? 1) I have a question about "tour" x "trip". Let us say you are with your friends and you are going to go snorkeling or maybe go on a buggy ride. Could I use "tour"? Or should it be "trip"? "We are going on a snorkleing tour/trip." "We already booked our buggy tour/trip with another company." 2) If you go to a place to hike, like near a beach, and there is like a booth or stall where you have to sign up at and a guide. If it is a trail through the woods or up a mountain. Couldn't you use "go on "Let's go on that trail/hike.." "I bet you don't have the guts to take/go onthis trail"? Wouldn't they work? What about "Let's hike/walk this trail"? Are they odd? Thank you very much!
Jan 30, 2017 6:29 PM
Answers · 6
A 'snorkelling tour' would be if you visited different places and went snorkelling in each one. If you are only going to one place, 'tour' doesn't fit. A 'snorkelling trip' could apply to either situation. Same logic applies for your 'buggy' question, although I don't really have any clue what 'buggy' refers to. Like a golf cart? Or a pram? :)
January 30, 2017
1) tour is the word you want. Let me show you three definitions from CALD (Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary; I urge you to use English-Engslish dictionaries for your level rather than Portuguese-English, esp. in cases like this.) - a visit to a place or area, especially one during which you look round the place or area and learn about it We went on a guided tour of (UK also: round) the cathedral/museum/factory. A bus took us on a sightseeing tour of the city. a tour guide - a journey made for pleasure, especially as a holiday, visiting several different places in an area a cycling tour of Provence They've just come back from a tour of / round Devon and Cornwall. Tour operators (= companies which arrange holidays for people) have reported a drop in bookings. - a planned visit to several places in a country or area made for a special purpose, such as by a politician, sports team or group of performers "Trip" is a journey as well, usually a short one when you come back again, but this word is less specific.
January 30, 2017
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