I am novice to this forum and to the Russian language. Can you please explain how come the word проезда switches from про to the по- in поездку?

Для проезда в метро надо купить карточку то есть билет. Карточка на одну поездку стоит пятнадцать рублей.

Большое спасибо

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It doesn't. Проезд and поездка are two different nouns.

Проезд is masculine, somewhat "officialese", and refers to "riding" as a concept. It's also uncountable (in this meaning; not in its other one where it means "thoroughfare".)

Поездка is feminine, stylistically neutral, and means "ride" or "trip". As such, it's countable.

  • Большое спасибо Nov 12, 2015 at 9:07

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