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    Are all of these sentences correct?
    (talking about summer)

    1.I'd like to invite you to Spain for your holidays.
    2.I'd like to invite you to Spain for holidays.
    3.I'd like to invite you to Spain for holiday.

    4.I'd like to invite you to Spain for your holiday.
    5.I'd like to invite you to Spain for the holidays.
    5. I'd like to invite you to Spain on holiday
    [probably wrong]

    We say "How do you usually spend holiday?" or "How do you usually spend the holidays" or "How do you usually spend your holidays?" Or maybe all of them are correct?
    Last edited by angelene001; 04-Feb-2013 at 19:23. Reason: mistakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    Are all of these sentences correct?
    (talking about summer)

    1.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for your holidays.
    2.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for holidays.
    3.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for holiday.

    4.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for your holiday.
    5.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for the holidays.
    5. I'd like to invite to you to Spain on holiday
    [probably wrong]

    We say "How do you usually spend holiday?" or "How do you usually spend the holidays" or "How do you usually spend your holidays?" Or maybe all of them are correct? The first is not correct.
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    Default Re: holiday

    Thank you :)

    And what about:
    How do you usually spend the holiday?
    I'd like to invite to you to Spain for the holiday.

    What is the rule here? What's the rule with the word "holiday" or "holidays"?

    I've checked in the dictionary. I've found that:

    We use "holiday" without a,the,my, etc. in such expressions: be on holiday, go on holiday, return/come back from holiday (or go on your holidays, be on your holidays).

    "Holidays" is usually used after the, my, your etc.

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    Default Re: holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    Are all of these sentences correct?
    (talking about summer)

    1.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for your holidays.
    2.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for holidays.
    3.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for holiday.

    4.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for your holiday.
    5.I'd like to invite to you to Spain for the holidays.
    5. I'd like to invite to you to Spain on holiday
    [probably wrong]

    We say "How do you usually spend holiday?" or "How do you usually spend the holidays" or "How do you usually spend your holidays?" Or maybe all of them are correct?
    They are all wrong. "I'd like to invite you..."

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    Default Re: holiday

    1. They are going to Spain for their holidays.
    2. He is going to Spain for his holiday.

    Are the above sentences correct?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They are all wrong. "I'd like to invite you..."
    Of course :)

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    Default Re: holiday

    I would like to ask about the expression "the holiday of a lifetime"

    I know that this sentences are correct:
    It was the holiday of a lifetime.
    Come to Spain and have the holiday of a lifetime!


    But can you "spend the holiday of a lifetime"?
    You will spend the holiday of a lifetime in Spain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelene001 View Post
    I would like to ask about the expression "the holiday of a lifetime"

    I know that this sentences are correct:
    It was the holiday of a lifetime.
    Come to Spain and have the holiday of a lifetime!


    But can you "spend the holiday of a lifetime"? Yes.
    You will spend the holiday of a lifetime in Spain! OK.
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    Default Re: holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    They are all wrong. "I'd like to invite you..."
    Sorry, I overlooked the "to's" after "invite" which are incorrect. Otherwise, the checks and x's are valid.

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    Default Re: holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Sorry, I overlooked the "to's" after "invite" which are incorrect.
    So did I.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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