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A sentence like this:

She's going to a fashion show here in the city tomorrow. She is sleeping here so she won't have to travel from Riverdale in the morning.

If I replace travel with go, will there be any difference in meaning?

  • The issue is using go vs. come, since these are unidirectional terms, while travel is bidirectional (direction is not specified). First, you need to specify where here in "She is sleeping here" is (the city, Riverdale, or somewhere else). – user3169 Jul 26 '18 at 18:58
  • @user3169 Well, there're 3 different places, here is A, Riverdale is B and the place holding the fashion show is C. – preachers Jul 27 '18 at 0:48
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Based on your comment, I added some specifics to your example:

She's going to a fashion show in the city tomorrow. She is sleeping at my house (between Riverdale and the city) so she won't have to travel from Riverdale in the morning.

Well, you can't use go or come because she is now at a mid-point. travel is OK, but you could also use drive or leave:

She's going to a fashion show here in the city tomorrow. She is sleeping here so she won't have to drive from/leave Riverdale in the morning.

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  • So if there're three different places A, B and C and I'm at A now, I should use go from A to B/C, use travel from B to C or C to B. In other words, If I'm at the starting point of the path, I can use go, otherwise use travel instead, Right? – preachers Jul 27 '18 at 5:29
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The answer lies in the question only! You only said she's going to the Fashion Show. So, the correct choice is go.

On the other hand, you are clear in your context and want to emphasize that due to the distance, she has preferred staying nearby the venue. Depending on the context, it is traveling and that's why, travel goes better there. Go from is also possible but the context changes: 'You cannot go from here.'

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  • Could you be more specific? – preachers Jul 26 '18 at 7:19
  • Your concern is distance in the second half of the sentence and that's the reason why she's staying there. Clearly, when it is about distance, you use travel. Go won't fit. – Maulik V Jul 26 '18 at 7:20

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