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1. trips (plural)...was is in singular we must change to were
3. Americans commuter=American commuters
4. tended is inappropriate word for this sentence
5. to commute = commuting

1. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were traveling to and from work.
2.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were from home to work and vice versa.
3.In 2009, 49% of the trip made by American commuters.
4.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were commuting to and from work.
5.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were to commute to and from work.
In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans were to travel to and from the workplace.

1)In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were due to travel to work.

2)In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for the purpose of commuting to work.

3)In 2009, 49% of the trip made by Americans commuters.

4)In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans tended to commute to work.

5)In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans commuting to work

6)In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans in order to travel to and from work.

1.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were due to travel to work.
2.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for the purpose of moving to work.
3.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by American commuters.
4.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans tended to commute to works.
5.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were to commute to works.
6.In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans were in order to travel to and from workplaces.

1. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans was due to travel to work.
=> fix the sentence as below: were due to working travel or were due to travel for working.
2. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans was for the purpose of moving to work.
=> were for working movement.
3. In 2009, 49% of the trip made by Americans commuter.
=> Lack of describing the main idea (Verb of the sentence) and Americans commuter is wrong.
4. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans tended to commute to and from work.
=> Tended to is wrong. Use “were”
5. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who were to commute to and from work.
=> Need verb for “49% of the trips made”.
6. In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans in order to travel to and from workplace.
=> In order to is not “verb”.

1,2 "was" should be changed to "were".
3 "commuter" should be changed to "commuters".

It seems that there are no predicate in 3,4,5,6 sentences. Therefore they are not complete sentences.The participle phrases,"made", in these sentences are used as an adjective to describe "trips". I think maybe we should use "be made" instead of "made".

1. ... was due to travelling to and from work. (Using was because of 49%; due to doing).
2. Correct
3. ... by Americans was to commuter to and from work.
4. Wrong because of tented to
5. Wrong because of who were
6. Wrong because of in order to

1. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans was were due to travels to work.
2. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans was were for the purpose of moving moves to work.
3. In 2009, 49% of the trip was made by Americans commuters.
4. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans tended to were commutes from and to work.
5. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who were to commute to and from work.
6. In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans were in order to travels to and from workplace.

please delete my previous post. thank you.

1. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were travels to work.
2. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were moves to work.
3. In 2009, 49% of the trip was made by Americans commuters.
4. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were commutes from and to work.
5. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were to commute to and from work.
6. In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans were travels to and from workplace.

bikecitizens.net has the following content:

" roughly 30 percent of all daily trips made by Americans were less than one mile in length. "

"travels" is much less common than with "travel", "journey", "trip":

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=on+*+travels_NOUN%2C+travel_NOUN%2C+journey%2C+trip&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t2%3B%2Con%20%2A%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Bon%20his%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20their%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20my%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20our%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20her%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20its%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20your%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20the%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20these%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bon%20extensive%20travels_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ctravel_NOUN%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cjourney%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Ctrip%3B%2Cc0

I cannot find "move" as a noun meaning a commute or trip.

1/2/ were instead of was-
was moving= were moving
3/Americans commuter- American commuters
4/tend to
5/were to= were+ ing
6/ sound correct

1. were due to travelling to work.
2. were for the purpose of moving to work.
3. In 2009, 49% of the trips were made by Americans commuters.
4. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who tended to commute to work.
5. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans who were to commute to and from work.
6. In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans who were in order to travel to and from workplace.

1. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were due to travel to work.
2. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for the purpose of moving to work.
3. In 2009, 49% of the trip made by Americans commuter ( no verb)
49% of the trip made by Americans were for commute to and from work
4. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for commute to and from work.
5. In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans which were to commute to and from work.
6. In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans were in order to travel to and from workplace.

1) Neither "due to travel to work" nor "due to traveling to work" come up at all if googled.
2) "Moving to work" is only the name of a government program in the USA.
3) "49% of the trip" - why only one trip?


1.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were due to traveling to work.
2.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for the purpose of moving to work.
3.In 2009, 49% of the trips were made by Americans commuter.
4.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans tended to be for commuting to and from work.
5.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for commuting to and from work.
6.In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans were for traveling to and from workplace.

Lucy

3) ...by American commuters.

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=%22travel+between+home+and+work%22&lr=lang_en&gbv=1&tbs=lr:lang_1en&tbm=bks&ei=Z6ukWeW_M4r28QXBoKqgDA&start=10&sa=N

FROM SIMON:

Here are my corrected versions of the sentences:

1) In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans WERE FOR travel to (AND FROM) work.

2) In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans WERE for the purpose of TRAVELLING to (AND FROM) work.

3) In 2009, 49% of the tripS made by Americans WERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMUTING.

4) In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans WERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMUTING.

5) In 2009, 49% of the trips made by Americans WERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMUTING.

6) In 2009, 49% trips made by Americans WERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAVELLING to and from THE workplace.

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