...the number of times they go on a picnic and the amount of time

lokasseyve

Senior Member
Mandarin
Hi,
Since Jack works overtime more often than before, his children have decided to reduce the number of times they go on a picnic and the amount of time.

I'm trying to express that Jack and his family used to go on a picnic every weekend. They would spend about five hours in the park picnicking. But because of his busy schedule now, the thoughful children have decided to go picnicking only once a month and finish picnicking early. Does the underlined part sound natural?

Thank you so much.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Hi, lokasseyve.

    I understand the underlined part, but it sounds incomplete. I suggest this version: ...decided to reduce the amount of time they spend on picnics. Though it's not as specific, it covers the basic idea.
     
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