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Submitted by DoraX on Fri, 15/09/2023 - 11:41

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Hello LearnEnglish Team,
I would like to ask you what is the difference between a "stopover" and a "pit stop". If you say that "you broke your journey" does it mean that you made a stopover, a pit stop or something else? Thank you in advance.

Hello DoraX,

We speak of a 'stopover' or a 'layover' in the context of air travel when we land in one airport and wait for another later flight there.

pit stop comes from the world of car racing, but people sometimes use it informally to refer to a stop in a journey. Usually it's a car journey and usually people decide to stop to use the bathroom.

The phrase 'you broke your journey' sounds a little strange to me. If I had to guess, I'd say it meant that someone made a lengthy stop on their journey, but I'd have to know more about the context to explain it with any confidence.

All the best,
Kirk
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So, a pit stop is a stop during a trip by car for a few minutes, to eat a snack, use the bathroom or refuel, right? But a "stopover" in the context of car travel is a lenthy stop of a few hours or days somewhere during a journey?
"break the journey" is a phrase I came up with and I wanted to know what exactly means and if it is a frequently used phrase or not. I'll provide you with an example: "Instead of driving straight from here to California, let's break up the journey with a visit to my sister in Las Vegas?"

Hello DoraX,

Yes, re: pit stop, that sounds right to me. I'd probably just say 'a stop' or 'a break for a few hours' instead of 'stopover', but the meaning you describe is what I would suppose if someone used the word.

Your explanation of 'break the journey' also makes sense to me. I'd probably say 'break up the trip' or 'go by Vegas on the way', but your phrase makes sense and I'm sure anyone would understand it, especially in context.

All the best,
Kirk
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Awa9102000 on Fri, 19/05/2023 - 14:31

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I cannot drive. I have taken few courses here and there with relatives who drive. I would like to have more time to take more courses because i can start and switch the gears barely so far.

Submitted by Beatrice Penitenti on Thu, 06/04/2023 - 16:05

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I have the driving license since six years but I don't like driving, because there is often traffic which makes me nervous.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Mon, 03/04/2023 - 14:11

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I have been driving since five years and l have a license but I don not a car because, I completed a study.
I like to drive a quietly.

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Submitted by Esmat on Wed, 14/12/2022 - 20:12

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I have driving license since for more than eight years I don't with car because it makes you very lazy and lack of physical exercise.