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    I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...
    I am going to a vacation on 15th December...
    I am going on a vacation on the 15th December...

    Which of the above is correct? Please also explain the usage of article here. Will it go wrong if I don't use 'the' in the first sentence; is it must?

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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    I am going on vacation on the 15th of December.
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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    Click here and scroll down to the fifth entry to read earlier answers to this question in UsingEnglish.

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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    Thank you. How to Write a Formal Letter - Writing Tips - UsingEnglish.com This is the fifth entry, which is not related to the query. And I checked other entries too. They mostly consist of how to write date in a letter. I didn't get required information. Please help me.

    PS: Please correct if there is any error in the above writing.

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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

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    #6

    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    Thank you.

    Shouldn't it be "I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December" [article "a" incorporation, as vacation is a countable noun. But Oxford dictionary also didn't use "a". Please explain to me a little bit.]

    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    An article is not needed in 'go on holiday / vacation / leave / honeymoon' because the underlined words are used as uncountable nouns.
    An article is needed in 'go on a journey / a trip / a voyage / an expedition' because the underlined words are used as countable nouns.
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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    Matthew, don't leave spaces round slashes.

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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    The following teacher left spaces round slashes, so I followed suit.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1254643
    Two other teachers, Rover_KE and emsr2d2, liked this post, so I thought it was correct.
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    Re: I am going on a vacation on the 15th of December...

    In that post it wasn't significant enough to point out, but as you are a frequent, knowledgeable poster, the use of whose syntax students will take on board, I thought you needed to know the standard practice.

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