I’m planning a travel to the US.
I’m planning to travel to the US.
I’m planning a trip to the US
Why is the first sentence incorrect? Why is to travel and a trip correct in the second and third sentence?
For today’s lesson you’re going to learn some confusing words: JOURNEY, TRAVEL, and TRIP and at the end of the lesson I’m going to give you a series of quizzes related to this lesson. So let’s have a look at these examples:
• He was planning for a four-week trip to Indonesia.
• They went on a trip to Africa.
We use JOURNEY as a noun, meaning a trip (a long distance trip) from one place to another; an expedition.
• How often do you travel abroad?
• The train was travelling at about 100 miles an hour.
We use TRAVEL as a verb to mean to go from one place to another on a trip, usually over a long distance.
• I met my husband on a trip to Bali.
• Alejandro had to make a number of business trips to New York.
We use TRIP as a noun, meaning a travel from one place to another, usually for business or pleasure.
• He tripped over the child.
• I tripped over the kerb and broke my nose.
TRIP over is a verb (phrasal verb), meaning to fall because you hit an obstacle.
Check out this video lesson from Espresso English.