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    for Christmas holidays

    --How long do you think Mike will stay ?
    --_____ Christmas holidays.
    A. During B. For

    Is "For Christmas holidays" an accepted answer? Does it mean for the whole time over one's Christmas holiday?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: for Christmas holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    --How long do you think Mike will stay ?
    --_____ Christmas holidays.
    A. During B. For

    Is "For Christmas holidays" an accepted answer? Does it mean for the whole time over one's Christmas holiday?

    Thanks!

    Jason
    "How long do you think Mike will stay during the Christmas holidays?" You could use "for" in "Do you think Mike will stay for the Christmas holidays?"

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    Re: for Christmas holidays

    Thanks!

    So my question is poorly written. It is not natural at all.

    In "during the Christmas holidays " , why is "holidays" plural? Can I use "the Christmas holiday" instead?

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    Re: for Christmas holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Thanks!

    So my question is poorly written. It is not natural at all.

    In "during the Christmas holidays " , why is "holidays" plural? Can I use "the Christmas holiday" instead?
    Yes, you can use "holiday" or "holidays".

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    Re: for Christmas holidays

    "For the Christmas holidays" or "During the Christmas holidays" is likely to be an ambiguous answer to "How long will Mike stay?". There is no set period for Christmas holidays.

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