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    basket case

    Are these sentences right?

    My colleague has just returned from her holidays and she told us that she enjoyed her holidays and she then mentioned that she was a basket case.

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    Re: basket case

    I see no connection at all between her having enjoyed her holiday and her being a 'basket case'.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Feb-2016 at 08:41. Reason: Fixed minor typo

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    Re: basket case

    It's possible but it seems rather illogical. People usually go away on holiday in order to escape the stress of day-to-day life and in order to avoid becoming a "basket case". If someone came back from a holiday and said they were now a "basket case", I would expect them to go on to explain why their holiday was so terrible, all the things that went wrong and what led to that state of mind.
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    #4

    Re: basket case

    The sentence might benefit from some punctuation. It would still have an issue with the logic, though.

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    Re: basket case

    I asked my colleague to explain why she feels she is a basket case. She explained that now she has so much to do in the office after being away for a week and she is not sure if she can handle her work.

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    Re: basket case

    That makes more sense but it wasn't clear from the first post that she associated her feelings of being a basket case with her situation at work rather than her recent holiday.
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