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    #1

    Stay up late on holiday nights

    Are the following sentences correct ?

    1. I sleep early at night except holiday nights

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    2. I don't sleep late, but break the routine on holiday nights and stay up late.


    Thank you so much

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    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    I would use "go to bed" in place of "sleep" in both examples.
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    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    In your second sentence, "sleep late" doesn't really work. It usually means to stay in bed longer than usual.

    Normally I get up at 7am but on Saturdays I sleep late and get up around 9.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.nabi View Post
    1. I sleep early at night except holiday nights2. I don't sleep late, but break the routine on holiday nights and stay up late.
    I'd say:

    1a. I go to bed early except when I'm on holiday.
    1b. I go to bed early except during the holidays.


    2. I don't normally go to bed late, but I do stay up late(r) during the holidays.



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    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    thank you dear bhaisahab

    so you mean the following sentence is grammatically correct ? Is there any other alternative you may suggest to me ?

    I go to bed early at night except holiday nights

    thanks

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    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    It would be better with "on holiday nights". I recommend using Piscean's suggestions, though.
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    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    thank you dear Piscean

    I'm so Sorry probably my question was not clear enough. I meant that I want to say "I stay up late when the next day is a holiday ".

    again thank you for your previous helpful answer

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    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    Actually there seems to be a logical error. People are more likely to stay up late on nights before a holiday. For example, Sunday is a holiday, but you go to bed early because you have to work on Monday.
    "I go to bed early except when the next day is a holiday."
    "I go to bed early except when I'm on holidays."

    Crossposted: It seems the point has been taken.

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    Re: Stay up late on holiday nights

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.nabi View Post
    Thank you​, dear bhaisahab.

    So do you mean the following sentence is grammatically correct? Is there any other alternative you may suggest to me?

    I go to bed early at night except holiday nights.

    Thanks.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve.nabi View Post
    Thank you, dear Piscean.

    I'm so sorry. Probably my question was not clear enough. I meant that I want to say "I stay up late when the next day is a holiday".

    Again, thank you for your previous helpful answer.
    See above. You must learn to use correct capitalisation and punctuation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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