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    which one is correct? Good luck and nice vacation!
    Good luck and have a nice vacation!

    Neither of them? in this case, which is the correct form?

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    The second is the full version, but I see nothing wrong with the shorter version. I wouldn't write it formally, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ieasy View Post
    Hi,

    which one is correct? Good luck and nice vacation!
    Good luck and have a nice vacation!

    Neither of them? in this case, which is the correct form?
    Context may clear any confusion, but "nice vacation" is not clearly a wish for someone else.

    For example, if I say "nice day" it sounds more like a comment on the day than a wish for someone to have a nice day.

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    Mind you, if you're sitting in a poolside bar sipping a caiparinha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Mind you, if you're sitting in a poolside bar sipping a caiparinha...
    Context is everything. Can I get you something from the bar?

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