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    To hold off/to hold on

    Dear Teacher,

    Please tell me which one of those expressions seems to be the most appropriate:
    • Please hold off your air travel plans until you hear from us.
    • Please hold off on making your air travel plans until you hear from us
    Or,
    • Please hold on your air travel plans until you hear from us
    • Please hold on the booking of your fights until you hear from us
    Kindly tell me if all sentences are correct or if any or all of them are wrong.

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    Re: To hold off/to hold on

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilles L View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Please tell me which one of those expressions seems to be the most appropriate:
    • Please hold off your air travel plans until you hear from us. Acceptable and clear, but I prefer:
    • Please hold off on making your air travel plans until you hear from us
    Or,
    • Please hold on your air travel plans until you hear from us - but you could say 'Please hold over your air travel plans until you hear from us'
    • Please hold on the booking of and do not book your fights until you hear from us
    Kindly tell me if all sentences are correct or if any or all of them are wrong.

    Thank you
    The 2nd of the four is the only one that is unarguably* right. Where I've suggested 'hold over' I'm presuming that there is an online booking system that lets you get your booking ready, but then you hold it over and finalize it at a later date.

    b

    PS * I wouldn't be surprised if someone proves me wrong, because of the juxtaposition of the two prepositions. It doesn'y bother me though.
    Last edited by BobK; 11-Jan-2011 at 14:31. Reason: Added PS

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