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    holiday vs. holidays

    1) I used to spend there every holiday.
    2) I used to spend there every holidays. (as a plural noun)

    Which of the two sentences is correct? Why? Or are they both correct?


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    Smile Re: holiday vs. holidays

    the correct form is 1) used to spend there every holiday.
    it's like, for example, day: I used to spend there every day.


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    Re: holiday vs. holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka View Post
    1) I used to spend there every holiday.
    2) I used to spend there every holidays. (as a plural noun)

    Which of the two sentences is correct? Why? Or are they both correct?
    Your sentences aren't very natural, Lenka.

    First, wrt 'holidays' versus 'holiday'; there are differences between the dialects of English and there are differences within a dialect depending on usage.

    We don't say 'spend there'. We can 'spend our time/holidays'/etc there'

    I used to spend every holiday there.

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    Re: holiday vs. holidays

    Thank you very much, indeed! :)

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    Re: holiday vs. holidays

    Lenka, beware also ‘holidays’ is not only the plural of ‘holiday’, it could mean especially in BE a period of cessation from work or one of recreation, leisure or vacation. “Happy Holidays” could mean the period from Christmas eve through New Year day. It could also be used as an adverb with the meaning “during every holiday or most holidays.”

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