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    Confused with ..

    I am Stuck with a feeble problem.
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    Barbara believes there are risks to not taking work on holiday but will not do it.
    Barbara believes there are risks of not taking work on holiday but will not do it.
    Whats the difference? Or Do both of the sentence mean the same? And also, will it be alright if we use holidays instead of holiday?
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    Kristina

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    Re: Confused with ..

    Quote Originally Posted by kristina_002 View Post
    I am Stuck with a feeble problem.
    Confused with:
    Barbara believes there are risks to not taking work on holiday but will not do it.
    Barbara believes there are risks of not taking work on holiday but will not do it.
    Whats the difference? Or Do both of the sentence mean the same? And also, will it be alright if we use holidays instead of holiday?
    Regards,
    Kristina
    The first one means that taking work on holiday is a risk because you might have so much fun on holiday that you forget to do the work.

    The second means that there is a chance that you will not take work on holiday at all (and consequently the work would not be done).

    In the second, we would say "there is a risk of not taking work on holiday..."

    I wouldn't use "holidays". In AmE that means a festive/celebratory period (Christmas, Thanksgiving etc) and in BrE it would mean more than one holiday (ie vacation). A holiday in the UK is when you travel away from your home alone or with friends or family to have some fun in your own country or abroad. I would never "take work on holiday" - I'm not paid enough to do that!!

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    Re: Confused with ..

    hehe..Thank You emsr2d2 for you sorting out my confusion with relevant and understandable example.(which was indeed very confusing)

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