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    About Christmas and New Year

    Which one is correct? New Year's Holiday or New Year Holiday? And why should we say New Year's Eve instead of New Year Eve? Whereas we should say Christmas Eve, not Christmas' Eve.

    Hmm... I'm wondering too. Which one is correct, "Why should we say...." or "Why we should say...."? Please correct my sentences too. Thank you.
    Last edited by Boris Richard; 31-Jan-2015 at 13:59.

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    Re: About Christmas and New Year

    There is no real consistency in the way this is done with holidays. Personally, I would get rid of the apostrophes in all of them, but that is not happening.

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    Re: About Christmas and New Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Richard View Post
    Which one is correct? New Year's Holiday or New Year Holiday? And why should we say New Year's Eve instead of New Year Eve? Whereas we should say Christmas Eve, not Christmas' Eve.
    Sometimes there is no reasonable explanation for why certain phrases become part of the language. "New Year's Eve" and "New Year's Day" have just become the norm over the years. Similarly, experts tell us that the proper expression is "Daylight Saving Time", yet most people (and even news broadcasters and the print media) regularly refer to it as "Daylight Savings Time."

    Hmm... I'm wondering too. Which one is correct, "Why should we say...." or "Why we should say...."? Please correct my sentences too. Thank you.
    It depends upon what meaning you are trying to express. "Why should we say...." posits a question as to why something should be expressed in a particular way. "Why we should...." is a statement. It does not ask for an answer, it is stating that we should do or say a particular thing.

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