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I like the scientist's idea of a nuclear-powered car--no more trips to the gas station!

Hi,

Does "trips" sound right in the above? IF yes, why is it "trips" instead of "going?" Thanks.
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Hi,

I like the scientist's idea of a nuclear-powered car--no more trips to the gas station!

Does "trips" sound right in the above? Yes, very natural.

IF yes, why is it "trips" instead of "going?" Why not? You don't like the word 'trip'? Emotion: smile

It's commonly used for a small, everyday, routine journey. eg

We need milk, so I'd better take/make a trip to the store.

Best wishes, Clive
AngliholicDoes "trips" sound right in the above? IF yes, why is it "trips" instead of "going?"
Yes it does. You could say no more going/having to go to the petrol station.
Trip = go somewhere for a short time and come back
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Clive, when you said 'so I'd better', did you mean 'so I would better' or 'so I should better'?

Thanks

PBF
Hi,

. . . so I had better . . .

Clive
Oh. I never thought of that.

Could you explain to me why you would use 'had' here?

Thankyou

PBF
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Hi,

The expression 'I had better do something' means 'I should do something', sort of like 'it is better for me to do something'.

Best wishes, Clive
I see. Thanks again Clive.

PBF