Go on vs go to

benhui2013 posted:

I go on the business trip.

Why the above sentence use "on " as the preposition but not "to"?

Hello, Benhui, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

In your question, you need "do"-support. In English, we say, "Why does the above sentence use 'on'?", not "Why the above sentence use 'on'?"

"I go on the business trip" is a very strange sentence by itself. Normally it would be part of a larger sentence -- e.g.: "If I go on the business trip, I won't be home."

We go on trips; we don't go to trips. We do take trips to different places, but we go on trips to those places.

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