Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 1,038
    #1

    at Christmas

    I'm confused by the following sentences. Are they acceptable? Please help me correct them.

    1. I got a lot of presents on last New Year.
    2. I got a lot of presents last New Year.
    3. I got a lot of presents on New Year last year.

    4. I went to Japan in my last summer vacation.
    5. I went to Japan last summer vacation.
    6. I went to Japan during summer vacation last year.

    7. I played computer games on last Halloween.
    8. I played computer games at Halloween.
    9. I played computer games on Halloween last year.

    10. I went to see a movie on last Christmas.
    11. I went to see a movie last Christmas.
    12. I went to see a movie at Christmas last year.
    Last edited by Ashiuhto; 11-Apr-2013 at 01:56.

  1. probus's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Jan 2011
    • Posts: 3,458
    #2

    Re: at Christmas

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    I'm confused by the following sentences. Are they acceptable? Please help me correct them.

    1. I got a lot of presents on last New Year.
    Incorrect. You could say "on New Year's day last year."

    2. I got a lot of presents last New Year.
    Correct.

    3. I got a lot of presents on New Year last year.
    Appears to be identical to number one, except for the absence of bold face in "on".

    4. I went to Japan in my last summer vacation.
    Best considered incorrect. "In" would be a very unusual usage with "summer vacation."

    5. I went to Japan last summer vacation.
    Acceptable.

    6. I went to Japan during summer vacation last year.
    Better than number 5. Sounds natural.

    7. I played computer games on last Halloween.
    Incorrect. All these ONs are wrong.

    8. I played computer games at Halloween.
    Okay.

    9. I played computer games on Halloween last year.
    Correct and more precise than number eight.

    10. I went to see a movie on last Christmas.
    Incorrect.

    11. I went to see a movie last Christmas.
    Correct and natural.

    12. I went to see a movie at Christmas last year.
    Correct and natural.
    ...

Similar Threads

  1. Christmas gift and Christmas present
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 22-Dec-2011, 08:33
  2. Christmas & Christmas time
    By bagzi94 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2010, 14:30
  3. [Grammar] the use of ON, AT, IN, For ...with Christmas.
    By Trieu Nguyen Quoc in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Dec-2009, 03:56
  4. Christmas /christmas time
    By petr in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 24-Dec-2007, 01:30
  5. if you took it like Christmas
    By Coenraedt in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 28-May-2006, 13:44

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •