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  1. B45
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    Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays.

    Are both okay here?

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    Re: Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    I would use "on".

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    Re: Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    "On the holidays" is a particularly AmE usage. In fact, we don't refer to periods like Christmas and Easter as "the holidays" at all in BrE. I might use something like "during the Christmas period".

    I'm sure you know you haven't written a complete grammatical sentence, Batman45. What would you add at the beginning to make it correct?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "On the holidays" is a particularly AmE usage. In fact, we don't refer to periods like Christmas and Easter as "the holidays" at all in BrE. I might use something like "during the Christmas period".

    I'm sure you know you haven't written a complete grammatical sentence, Batman45. What would you add at the beginning to make it correct?
    It's always good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays.

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    Re: Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    That is the same terminology you used in your original post. Do you expect different answers?

    I would still say "on".

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    Re: Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    I think Batman was answering my question (in the quote box) about what words should be added to the beginning to make it grammatical. "It's always" has been added to the start.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    And does that change the preposition?

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    Re: Good to catch up with extended family in/on the holidays. Are both okay here?

    Not at all. I simply wanted to ensure that Batman knew how to construct a full, grammatical sentence for his original question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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