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    go on vacation/ go on a vacation/ go on the vacation

    1. Go on vacation.

    2. Go on a vacation.

    3. Go on the vacation.

    4. Go on vacations.

    5. Go on the vacations.



    Are they all grammatical?

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    Re: go on vacation/ go on a vacation/ go on the vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    Are they all grammatical?
    It depends on the CONTEXT.

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    Re: go on vacation/ go on a vacation/ go on the vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It depends on the CONTEXT.

    mm...

    1. I went on vacation last summer.

    2. I went on a vacation last summer.


    What about these two sentences?

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    Re: go on vacation/ go on a vacation/ go on the vacation

    Americans "go on vacation" while many other people "go on holiday."

    I can be home from work and sitting on my deck reading a book while I'm "on vacation" but I wouldn't say I was "on A vacation."

    Going on A vacation implies travel.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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