go for a picnic/go on a picnic

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Akasaka

Senior Member
Japanese
Hello everyone,

Which is more common, "go for a picnic" or "go on a picnic"?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • Akasaka

    Senior Member
    Japanese
    Go for or go on a picnic if we are organising it ourselves.

    Go to a picnic if someone else is organising it.
    Thanks panjandrum,
    I didn't know there is such a difference between the two. Which is more common "go for a picnic" or "go on a picnic"?
     

    rainbow84uk

    Senior Member
    English, UK
    I don't think there's much difference between the two, but both of them suggest to me a bit of organisation and some kind of excursion rather than just a spontaneous decision to take food outside onto the grass.

    I would usually say 'have a picnic' unless I was going on a walk with the specific aim of picnicking, in which case I'd say 'go on/for a picnic'.
     
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