A will fly to Canada and "pick up" B

Discussion in 'English Only' started by aaa21c, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. aaa21c New Member

    Is there any word or phrase that means A will fly to Canada, and go home with B together? Thanks a lot.
  2. JamesM

    JamesM Senior Member

    Are they flying back together? In a formal tone you could say "A will fly to Canada and escort B home." In an informal context, I would probably say "A is flying to Canada to meet B and they'll be flying back together", assuming A is starting from home on the flight out.
  3. Egmont Senior Member

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    English - U.S.
    The word I'd use would depend on the relationship between A and B.

    If B is A's child, "pick up" is fine.

    If B is A's prisoner, "escort" is the right word.

    If B is A's boy or girl friend, I might use "bring back home" (to meet the parents?)

    In general, "accompany" can work, or a sentence such as that suggested by JamesM just above.
  4. aaa21c New Member

    Thanks a lot for both of you.

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