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    in vacation/on a vacation

    Hello there!

    Which is more proper to say:
    I'm on a vacation.

    or

    I'm in vacation.


    Thanks for your help!


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    Smile Re: in vacation/on a vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by queux View Post
    Hello there!

    Which is more proper to say:
    I'm on a vacation.

    or

    I'm in vacation.


    Thanks for your help!
    The correct one is "I'm on vacation". (without "a")

    Example: I'm going on vacation in December.



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    Re: in vacation/on a vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    The correct one is "I'm on vacation". (without "a")

    Example: I'm going on vacation in December.

    Thanks for your help, PROESL.

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    Re: in vacation/on a vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by queux View Post
    Hello there!

    Which is more proper to say:
    I'm on a vacation.

    or

    I'm in vacation.


    Thanks for your help!
    As a side note, in British English, you would say "I'm on holiday". We don't use vacation.


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    Re: in vacation/on a vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by queux View Post
    Thanks for your help, PROESL.
    You're welcome.


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