« IELTS Reading: paragraph headings | Main | IELTS Writing Task 2: adverbs and writing style »

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Have a wonderful holiday, Simon!

Have a nice vacation!

Wish you have an awesome holiday Simon!

Enjoy the vacation to the fullest!

Is it a correct sentence?

Enjoy your time off.

hey simon,

can i write only one advantage and one drawback,, in three type of advantages and disadvantages essay ?

@lordi

It depends on what the questions asks for. If it asks for "advantages and disadvantages", that is, plural for each, then there must be more than one of each in your discussion.

If the question is less specific, then technically you are free to do as you see fit, although of course you will need enough material to develop and support your argument thoroughly.

Ahmed

Technically, that is, grammatically, yes, but it is not what people say. We are looking for natural language.

"Vacation" is more frequent in American English than "holiday", and in British publications it is the other way round.

"Have a great time" is a natural phrase, as the graphs below demonstrate.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=enjoy+your+holiday%2Chave+a+good+break%2Chave+a+wonderful+time%2Chave+a+great+time%2Chave+a+great+holiday&year_start=1960&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cenjoy%20your%20holiday%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20a%20good%20break%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20a%20wonderful%20time%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20a%20great%20time%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Chave%20a%20great%20holiday%3B%2Cc0

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=vacation%3Aeng_us_2012%2Choliday%3Aeng_us_2012%2Cvacation%3Aeng_gb_2012%2Choliday%3Aeng_gb_2012&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=17&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cvacation%3Aeng_us_2012%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Choliday%3Aeng_us_2012%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cvacation%3Aeng_gb_2012%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Choliday%3Aeng_gb_2012%3B%2Cc0

take a week off

Have a great holiday, Simon!

Happy holidays! Simon.

M'ambo

Thanks for your excellent reply. However, I look forward to know whether 'the fullest' is correct in that sentence or it could be replaced by 'the full' or even by 'the most'. That is, which of the following sentences are correct?
1. Enjoy the vacation to the fullest.
2. Enjoy the vacation to the full.
3. Enjoy the vacation to the most.

Have a wonderful and advantageous holiday Simon.

@Ahmed

I could not find "to the most" as a phrase for this type of usage.

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=to+the+fullest%2Cto+the+full&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cto%20the%20fullest%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cto%20the%20full%3B%2Cc0


having the short break is for the long walk . Dear Simon, hoping you have a wonderful holiday with your families

M'ambo

Thank you

Having a nice holiday!

I wish you a nice holoday

Ahmed

We usually use 'my' or 'your' with holidays and vacations that are taken personally. For a public holiday that everyone has, you can use 'the'.

For example:

I went to Spain for the Easter Break. (Everyone has the Easter Break)
Enjoy your vacation. (This is your personal vacation that you chose)

sjm

Thanks for correcting me.

have a lots fun & entertainment... energies yourself..best of luck.

FROM SIMON:

Thanks for sending your holiday wishes! I'm trying to get back to normal now.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)