English Grammar


travels

In my last lesson I found the word "travels" in the folowing sentence: "His travels took him around the world". However, My teachers always told me that is a mistake; the correct word is trip and travel is a verb.


Could anybody give me an explanation of this?


Thanks

4 comments

  • I wonder why your teacher restricts the use of the verb "travel" to a verb. It's very famous that "travels broadens the mind."


    Are you fond of travels, solerini?
    But when going for a stroll in the vicinity, don't call it a travel, rather say "trip".


    But take an wait and see approach on this issue. Maybe some advanced learner will tell us more about it.
  • Thanks Gee for your help.
  • Hello, What do you mean about
    " a stroll in the vicinity" Thanks
  • Good idea to call me out, Viny. A stroll is a small walk made in a leisury manner, idling a bit, just for pleasure.
    To stroll = to walk that way = to ramble.


    The vicinity is the nearby area = surroundings = neighborhood.


    You're right hinting some trips are not strolls.
    But I think that the word travel suits only for moves on a certain distance.
    If I'm not mistaken, trip and travel are both nouns and verbs.
    [CW]

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