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    holiday(s) and days off ?

    Can one say : "I have a holiday", "I have one holiday" and "I have 2 holidays" ?
    And what about :"I have a day off" , "I have one day off" and "I have two days off" ?
    Do holidays and days off have the same meaning ?

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    Exclamation Re: holiday(s) and days off ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    Can one say : "I have a holiday", "I have one holiday" and "I have 2 holidays" ?
    And what about :"I have a day off" , "I have one day off" and "I have two days off" ?
    Do holidays and days off have the same meaning ?
    The sentences are all Ok, but the last three sentences would sound good if spoken differently as: I took a day off/one day off/two days off. because of the meaning. Holiday and day off are different.
    Holiday is a day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended or any day of exemption from work as distinguished from working day. On the other hand if one takes leave from work on any working day (either autherised or unautherised) it is termed as a day off.

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