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Hello I'am wondering when do we use go away for and when do we use go away on because we say I am going away for a business why don't we say I am going away on business? is there any rule to know when do we use on instead of for ?

  • "Going away for a business" or "for business" don't mean the same thing to my ears. Which do you mean? – livresque Sep 14 at 20:52
  • I don't know the difference between going away on and going away for – splintos Sep 14 at 21:16
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    People do say "I am going away on business". – nnnnnn Sep 14 at 22:12
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I disagree with your statement that 'We say I am going away for a business'.

The usual expression is go away on business (for the purposes of one's work), or go away on holiday/vacation (for the purpose of pleasure).

We sometimes say for a holiday, but I've never heard for a business.

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  • my question was about choosing the right preposition, is there any rule? – splintos Sep 15 at 17:44
  • There is no rule; I was explaining to you what prepositions are usually used. – Kate Bunting Sep 16 at 7:41

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