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    a holiday/a day off on July 4th?

    If you want to ask your boss if it's possible not to go to work on a specific day, then how to ask this : "Can I have a holiday/ a day off/ a free day on July 4?"

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    Re: a holiday/a day off on July 4th?

    Do you wish to take one day of your holiday allowance on a specific day?

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    Re: a holiday/a day off on July 4th?

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    Do you wish to take one day of your holiday allowance on a specific day?
    No, the holiday allowance does not play a role. I just don't want to work on that day but want to ask this politely. By the way, this could be any day of the year.

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    Re: a holiday/a day off on July 4th?

    It's a good idea to include the word please in any polite request, to give your boss a reason why you want the day off, and to say you'll take it without pay.

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    Re: a holiday/a day off on July 4th?

    I'd ask for a day off rather than a holiday.

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