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    Vacation(s)?

    Hi there!

    Is it Okay to use both the singular and plural form of vacation in the following sentence?

    I have an agreement with my boss, we never go on vacation(s) at the same time.

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    Re: Vacation(s)?

    The plural form is more appropriate in the sentence since it is referring to more than one occasion of going on vacation.
    Note that "vacation" is more of an American word than British.
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    #3

    Re: Vacation(s)?

    Say:

    I have an agreement with my boss. We never go on vacation at the same time.

    Typical American usage.

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    Re: Vacation(s)?

    I have an agreement with my boss. We never go on holiday at the same time.

    Typical British usage.

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