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Hi there . Been a while I haven't post any thread so hope you're all doing well anyway..I'm just curious about if there's a more common or one-word phrase to replace the following expression in bold?

"Business trip is a trip undertaken for business purposes generally lasting for a short period of time however individuals may do some sightseeing too if they wish" . So this is the main sentence .Just take a look at my examples, check which is more appropriate (or suggest your own variations)

1. Business trip is a trip undertaken for business purposes generally lasting for a short period of time however individuals may do some sightseeing too according to their wishes/in accordance with their wishes.

2.
Business trip is a trip undertaken for business purposes generally lasting for a short period of time however individuals may do some sightseeing too optionally.

3. Business trip is a trip undertaken for business purposes generally lasting for a short period of time however individuals may do some sightseeing too if requested .

4.Business trip is a trip undertaken for business purposes generally lasting for a short period of time however individuals may do some sightseeing too on demand.
The first half of your original sentence sounds like the definition of a business trip, while the second half sounds like an offer. Could you clarify what the purpose of this sentence is?

PaulQ

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We cannot proofread, but two points arise from your examples:
1. The bolded parts should all be omitted - they add nothing to the sentence.
2. "Trip" is a countable noun and therefore "business trip" must be preceded by either the definite or indefinite article, as appropriate.
The first half of your original sentence sounds like the definition of a business trip, while the second half sounds like an offer. Could you clarify what the purpose of this sentence is?
irrelevant comment though I would say there's no any purpose ,simply helps getting across my point .
It's not irrelevant if you want a good answer. Since you say have you have a point, perhaps you can share it with us.
We cannot proofread, but two points arise from your examples:
1. The bolded parts should all be omitted - they add nothing to the sentence.
2. "Trip" is a countable noun and therefore "business trip" must be preceded by either the definite or indefinite article, as appropriate.
I'm not asking you to proofread any grammatical mistake. Simply, suggest your synonym expression, what would you use as synonym for the bold part or if my examples correctly accord with the context.
It's not irrelevant if you want a good answer. Since you say have you have a point, perhaps you can share it with us.
The point is to find more commonly used, maybe one-word expression to use in the place of bold part which will give the same or close meaning to it.

PaulQ

Senior Member
what would you use as synonym for the bold part or if my examples correctly accord with the context.
I would not use anything. I would omit the bolded parts. The modal verb "may" in "however individuals may do some sightseeing" expresses exactly what the bold phrases attempt, unsuccessfully, to do.
I would not use anything. I would omit the bolded parts. The modal verb "may" in "however individuals may do some sightseeing" expresses exactly what the bold phrases attempt, unsuccessfully, to do.
ok then let's exclude the modal verb "may" from the sentence, What would your answer be? please note that the expressions given below in a row are all my samples that I gave to you to check if they're ok. The main expression is "if you wish" and I want you to advise something that will give close meaning to it.
... may also do some sightseeing.
... may do some sightseeing, if they wish.


None of the four is natural, nor can I think of anything better than above.
Dear Resoluteman, look at this differently. The purpose of language is not "to find more commonly used, maybe one-word expressions" - it is to convey the desired meaning; and in English we often do that with the verb "may". There's no point in trying to discover other phrases such as you suggest, because we don't use them, though I'm sure they may exist in Azerbaijani.

I find in my work as a translator that sometimes I can convert a long French expression into a single word in English. But sometimes a single word needs translating into a whole phrase. And at other times, the words can simply be deleted because English uses a different method for conveying that idea.
Dear Resoluteman, look at this differently. The purpose of language is not "to find more commonly used, maybe one-word expressions" - it is to convey the desired meaning; and in English we often do that with the verb "may". There's no point in trying to discover other phrases such as you suggest, because we don't use them, though I'm sure they may exist in Azerbaijani.

I find in my work as a translator that sometimes I can convert a long French expression into a single word in English. But sometimes a single word needs translating into a whole phrase. And at other times, the words can simply be deleted because English uses a different method for conveying that idea.
Thank you for this explanatory remark , Mr. Keith. indeed, It might be useless looking for something like that or maybe I couldn't make myself understood anyway I fully agree with your point of view.
... may also do some sightseeing.
... may do some sightseeing, if they wish.


None of the four is natural, nor can I think of anything better than above.
Thank you copyright. I greatly appreciate your effort in helping me out.

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Nearby words

wiseass, wisecrack, wiseman, wisenheimer, wisent, wish, wish fulfillment, wish fulfilment, wish list, wish on, wish-wash

Origin of wish

before 900; (v.) Middle Englishwisshen,Old Englishwȳscan; cognate with Germanwünschen,Old Norseæskja; akin to Old Englishwynn joy (see winsome), Latinvenus charm (see Venus); (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

Related forms

wish·er, nounwish·less, adjectivein·ter·wish, verb (used with object), nounout·wish, verb (used with object)

Synonym study

1. Wish,desire,want indicate a longing for something. To wish is to feel an impulse toward attainment or possession of something; the strength of the feeling may be of greater or lesser intensity: I wish I could go home.Desire, a more formal word, suggests a strong wish: They desire a new regime.Want, usually colloquial in use, suggests a feeling of lack or need that imperatively demands fulfillment: People all over the world want peace.

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British Dictionary definitions for wished

wish


verb

(when tr, takes a clause as object or an infinitive; when intr, often foll by for) to want or desire (something, often that which cannot be or is not the case)I wish I lived in Italy; to wish for peace

(tr)to feel or express a desire or hope concerning the future or fortune ofI wish you well

(tr)to desire or prefer to be as specified

(tr)to greet as specified; bidhe wished us good afternoon

(tr)formalto order politelyI wish you to come at three o'clock

noun

the act of wishing; the expression of some desire or mental inclinationto make a wish

something desired or wished forhe got his wish

(usually plural)expressed hopes or desire, esp for someone's welfare, health, etc

(often plural)formala polite order or request

See also wish on

Derived Forms

wisher, nounwishless, adjective

Word Origin for wish

Old English wӯscan; related to Old Norse öskja, German wünschen, Dutch wenschen

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Idioms and Phrases with wished

wish


In addition to the idiom beginning with wish

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verb (used with object)

to want; desire; long for (usually followed by an infinitive or a clause): I wish to travel. I wish that it were morning.

to desire (a person or thing) to be (as specified): to wish the problem settled.

to entertain wishes, favorably or otherwise, for: to wish someone well; to wish someone ill.

to bid, as in greeting or leave-taking: to wish someone a good morning.

to request or charge: I wish him to come.

verb (used without object)

to desire; long; yearn (often followed by for): Mother says I may go if I wish. I wished for a book.

to make a wish: She wished more than she worked.

noun

an act or instance of wishing.

a request or command: I was never forgiven for disregarding my father's wishes.

an expression of a wish, often one of a kindly or courteous nature: to send one's best wishes.

something wished or desired: He got his wish—a new car.

Verb Phrases

wish on,
  1. to force or impose (usually used in the negative): I wouldn't wish that awful job on my worst enemy.
  2. Also wish upon.to make a wish using some object as a magical talisman: to wish on a star.

RELATED WORDS

longing, intention, aspiration, prayer, request, choice, will, yearning, preference, ambition, hope, inclination, envy, prefer, please, crave, yearn, choose, want, aspire

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Synonyms

bless you

phrase

used when someone has sneezed

have a good/nice something

phrase

used for saying that you hope someone enjoys something such as a journey, holiday, or period of time

a plague on someone

phrase

used for saying that you hope something badhappens to someone who you are angry with

greeting

noun

a friendlymessagesent to someone on their birthday, at Christmas etc

round robin

noun

a letter or greeting that is sent to a lot of people at the same time, for example with news about your family at Christmas time

kissogram

noun

a message that is delivered to someone on their birthday or another special occasion by a man or a woman who is dressed in a special costume and who kisses them

wish

verb

used for saying that you hope that someone enjoys something or that something goodhappens to them

gesundheit

interjection

mainly American used for wishing someone good health after they sneeze

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bon appétit

interjection

used when someone is about to starteating, to express the hope that they will enjoy the meal

enjoy

verb

spokenused for saying that you hope someone enjoys something that they are about to do

get well (soon)

phrase

used for givinggoodwishes to someone who is ill

wish someone well/ill

phrase

to say that you hope good/bad things will happen to someone

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