... if you didn’t go <to/through> so much trouble to do all <this/these> for us

emma.learns

Senior Member
Chinese - China
Thanks for your hospitality and the detailed planning. I’d not have enjoyed the holiday if you didn’t go <to/through> so much trouble to do all <this/these> for us.

My friend told me that I should use "go to" and "all this" in the above sentence, but he didn't tell me why.

1. Is "go to" better than "go through"?

2. I think hospitality and planning are two things already, and planning usually involves a lot of work/things, why "this" should be used instead of "these"?

Thank you!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    1. "Go to" is what I usually hear. I recommend that you use it.

    2. "All this" easily covers "hospitality" and "planning". "All these" would sound fairly odd to me.
     
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