Half of them went [on to] the excursion.

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emma.learns

Senior Member
Chinese - China
Dear all,

Which of the following is correct?

1. Half of them [went to] the excursion, so they didn't finish the work.

2. Half of them [went on to] the excursion, so they didn't finish the work.

3. Half of them [went on] the excursion, so they didn't finish the work.

Thank you!
 
  • Englishmypassion

    Senior Member
    India - Hindi
    3.

    If the excursion has been already mentioned or is obvious in the context. Otherwise it should be "an excursion".

    An excursion is a journey or trip (made for pleasure), not a place, so we don't go to an excursion-- we go on an excursion, just as we go on a trip.

    Cross-posted
     
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