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Can I say He's on a trip? Is it correct? if someone asks for my friend, and he is in China now. can I say He's on a trip?

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Yes, you can say that in an informal context.

  • how about a formal situation? what's the suitable one for that? – محسن رحمانی Jul 19 '18 at 9:44
  • That depends on how formal the situation is and its context. – Geshode Jul 19 '18 at 11:36
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    Name one formal situation in which you couldn't say that—and indicate what you would say instead. (I find this claim to be strange.) – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jul 19 '18 at 14:53
  • You can say it in formal situations, but depending on the situation, it can be less suitable. "He's on a trip." is already less formal than "He is on a trip.", because of the abbreviated "is". So, in a formal situation (e.g. when talking to customers), I would rather not use the abbreviation of "is". But maybe I am too picky about it. – Geshode Jul 20 '18 at 1:39
  • I am still waiting for the substitutions of it for formal situations. – محسن رحمانی Jul 21 '18 at 2:59

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