As we know we have these kinds of trip:

bus trip



which we could use the preposition "on" for each one. For example:

What did you do on the cruise?

Did you have good time on the flight?

We have another kind of trip that is "drive" .I want to know if I could use "on" for " drive" as well. For example, can I say?:

on the drive

We had a great time on our drive to Mexico.

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    For your "good time" and "great time" examples, specifically, I myself would use "during." But "on our drive" is fine, too, if you're talking about "Oh, we saw the funniest thing on our drive down to Mexico." Feb 6, 2017 at 12:11
  • @TeacherKSHuang - Sure, you could use during, but I'd probably use on. (To the OP): Absolutely you can say those things.
    – J.R.
    Feb 6, 2017 at 15:48

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Yes. This is a prepositional phrase and used in everyday speech. "On the drive" means during the journey and is valid grammar.

  • Can yo give me reference. Book, website or anything.Because I didn't find it anywhere.
    – Reza
    Feb 6, 2017 at 19:22
  • @Reza: I can't say I expect there even is a reference, as this is mostly English idiom. If you look at the usage of the two words discussed here, on and during, on is usually used for position, such as "the magazine is on the table" and during is used for time periods such as "I found myself dozing off during the meeting". It is for these uses that a reference would be used. Those more commonplace examples aside, native speakers would typically in casual conversation use on when referring to a trip they took. It doesn't make sense when looked at from rules or word meaning. Feb 6, 2017 at 22:27

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