0

I'm reading the book Grammar in use and I faced a question that puzzled me. On unit 70 (countable and uncountable 2) it ask the following:

Which is correct?

  • Our travel/journey from Paris to Moscow by train was very tiring.

At the back of the book it is written that the correct answer is journey but why cannot the word "travel" be used here? I checked the sentence "our travel from Paris to Moscow by train was very tiring." with the Grammarly app and it did not detect any mistakes.

-2

To travel is to make a journey.

Travelling from Paris to Moscow by train was very tiring

would be correct


The "activity of travelling" (travel) and "the act of travelling" (journey) are not directly interchangeable.

Therefore the answer is obviously bin your Grammarly app!


travel verb (MAKE JOURNEY) Ref C.E.D.

travel; noun; the activity of travelling

journey; noun; the act of travelling from one place to another, especially in a vehicle: Ref C.E.D.

2
  • 1
    Travel can be a noun as well as a verb (go to your link and scroll down), so your "obvious" explanation doesn't hold water. The other answer (Kate Bunting) gets it right. Jun 9 '21 at 18:39
  • @ Peter Shor I totally agree that Kate has given a correct answer. I am also adamant that the sentence "Travelling from Paris to Moscow by train was very tiring" is a correct sentence. Why I chose to use this format is because the "Posters/Postee's" example used the format from Paris to Moscow by train was very tiring. The use of the noun Travel; activity of travelling; would have also have meant an alteration in the format of the original statement. The "activity of travelling" and "the act of travelling" are not directly interchangeable. See CED Examples.
    – Brad
    Jun 10 '21 at 1:18
3

A particular instance of going from A to B is a journey.

Travel between two places is the business of making journeys - "The new bridge has made travel between A and B much easier".

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .