It’s since a while that I am not uploading posts on grammar. In my opinion, for a beginner is not so easy to memorize irregular verbs, that’s why I decided to make mind maps and other resources on this topic. I hope you’ll find it useful.
You can download this mind map (IMX file) here: Biggerplate
I don’t know why but I couldn’t upload the image like I usually do. That’s why it results so small and you can’t get the full-size version by clicking on it :-(. I’ll upload it on Facebook, so if you want to take a look, click on this link: Mind Maps .
These are the most common collocations with ‘journey’ + adjective or adjective + ‘journey’:
You can download this mind map (imx file) on Biggerplate.
Example sentences from the web with some of these collocations:
The trainjourney, which I’ve taken from Pyongyang to the border, takes about five hours.
In the evening, five days after leaving Irkutsk, the train arrived in the Russian-administered city of Harbin. Here my grandfather decided to end his longrailwayjourney.
Rebecca was exhausted, jet-lagged, hot, still shaking from the hour-long bumpercarjourney from the airport.
The Yellow River’s epicjourneyacross northern China is a prism through which to see the country’s unfolding water crisis.
I traded in my luxury car and briefcase for a pair of walking shoes and a backpack and started a cross-countryjourney from Times Square.
It was the worst possible scenario on the best of all trips: a sentimentaljourney into the finest elk country in the West.
I chose not to call him to wish him a safejourney.
In a long, hazardousjourney west, G. reached Portugal in mid-1941, and later went to London.
Achieving a representative form of government has been a long and tortuousjourney, and the search for equity and justice has been an ongoing attempt to find or fashion a world that recognizes and respects all of those who live in it.
Bye bye! => it sounds very kiddish (more for kids).
Later! => Very friendly and casual way, more for men. Ex. “Later bro!”, “Later man”.
See you later / soon => Very casual and relaxed goodbye. It can be used to indicate that you want to or plan to meet with the person again soon. If you use “ya” instead of “you”, this become even more casual.
Talk to you later
I’ve got to get going / I must be going => This is used in casual situations when you want to escape the conversation quickly and you don’t want to go through a longer or more sentimental goodbye.
Take it easy => It’s now less used than in the past. It is casual and it means “take care”.
Have a good one => Similar to “have a nice / good day”, but it sounds really casual.
So long! => It’s used in some news headlines, but not so common between people.
Alright => Very casual way.
FORMAL AND BUSINESS GOODBYES
Have a nice day / have a good day! => For example, you buy something in a shop after you have paid the cashier would tell you “Have a nice day”.
I look forward to our next meeting
Take care! => it is a little formal and you use it with your close relatives and other people you are close too. You might use this in an email or written letter.
It was nice to see you again / It was nice seeing you.
Good night! => Notice that “good afternoon”, “good morning” and “good evening” are greeting expressions and you can’t use them to say “goodbye”).
Farewell => it is more like a final goodbye. For example, someone is moving abroad and you are not going to see this person again. In this situation, you can use “farewell”. It is the type of thing that two lovers in a movie might say if they’re never going to see each other again. So, you probably won’t use it often in daily life.
SLANG WAYS OF SAYING “GOODBYE”
Later / laters / catch you later
Peace / peace out => it comes from the hip-hop music culture. It’s more of a hand gesture. It is a very casual way and it means that you wish the other person well.
I’m out / I’m out of here => You are really happy about going.
I gotta jet / I gotta take off / I gotta hit the road / I gotta head out => these are slang versions of “I have got to get going”. “Gotta” is an abbreviation of “got to”.
Catch ya later! => Variation for “See you later”. This is used very casually between friends or acquaintances.
Smell you later! => This is something you’ll hear kids say far more than adults! But grown-ups might occasionally be overheard saying this to a friend as a joke too.
This is a video on this topic:
Mind maps download (imx file) available on Biggerplate.
– Today’s flight is on time. Departure is 10:30 am. (=the flight will leave on time, it’s on schedule to leave at 10:30 am)
– Remember to be on time for work tomorrow or I will fire you! (=do not be late)
– He starts a new job at the railway station tomorrow and he wants to be on time for work. (= he doesn’t want to be late)
IN TIME – Will you be home in time for lunch? (= soon enough for lunch)
– He was just in time for the last train. (= he was almost too late)
– The plot to assassinate the president was discovered just in time. (= they could find the hit man before it was too late, otherwise, the president would have been murdered)
Video on this topic:
Now you are ready to test your knowledge on this topic :-).