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I read a sentence from a book He has been on climbing expedition in many parts of the world. He has
climbed in the Alps, the Himalayas... be on climbing expedition? I know its meaning, but why use "on
expedition", does it mean he has gone for that expedition, and haven't finished it, right? So can we
use "be on xxx" in any situation like this?

Another. We sailed up the Red Sea and went through Suez Canal. sail up?

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He has been on a climbing expedition in many parts of the world. (a, ) but as worded - been on a
number of climbing expedition(s) or - on many climbing expeditions

The sentence implies completeness. the operative phrase is has been (done
it). on expedition on safari on a trip

is just general usage.

Sailed up the red Sea... I read as north. Not necessarily but I was trained to read a map with North
at the top. So going up, to me is north. Also if it were a river; toward the source of the river.
I'll bet I get some disagreement tho.

HTH - keep asking.

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[q1]> I read a sentence from a book He has been on climbing expedition in many parts of the world. He[/q1]
[q1]> has climbed in the Alps, the Himalayas... be on climbing expedition? I know its meaning, but why[/q1]
[q1]> use "on expedition", does it mean he has gone for that expedition, and haven't finished it, right?[/q1]
[q1]> So can we use "be on xxx" in any situation like this?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Another. We sailed up the Red Sea and went through Suez Canal. sail up?[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Salut. Yin Ming[/q1]

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On Sat, 27 Apr 2002 22:08:22 -0400, Hemlock <[email protected]> wrote:
[q1]>He has been on a climbing expedition in many parts of the world. (a, ) but as worded - been on a[/q1]
[q1]>number of climbing expedition(s) or - on many climbing expeditions[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>The sentence implies completeness. the operative phrase is has been (done[/q1]
[q1]>it). on expedition on safari on a trip[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>is just general usage.[/q1]
umm, I got that..

[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>Sailed up the red Sea... I read as north. Not necessarily but I was trained to read a map with[/q1]
[q1]>North at the top. So going up, to me is north.[/q1]
Same as in RPG game. 8-)
[q1]>Also if it were a river; toward the source of the river. I'll bet I get some disagreement tho.[/q1]

[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>HTH - keep asking.[/q1]
Thank you very much.

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[q1]>Yin Ming wrote:[/q1]
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[q2]>> I read a sentence from a book He has been on climbing expedition in many parts of the world. He[/q2]
[q2]>> has climbed in the Alps, the Himalayas... be on climbing expedition? I know its meaning, but why[/q2]
[q2]>> use "on expedition", does it mean he has gone for that expedition, and haven't finished it,[/q2]
[q2]>> right? So can we use "be on xxx" in any situation like this?[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Another. We sailed up the Red Sea and went through Suez Canal. sail up?[/q2]
[q2]>>[/q2]
[q2]>> Salut. Yin Ming[/q2]
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[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
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