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    #1

    "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    1. He was going to spend his vacation in Spain.
    2. He was going to spend a vacation in Spain.
    Which is correct?

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    #2

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    The first is correct and natural in American English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    Quote Originally Posted by topology01 View Post
    2. He was going to spend go on a vacation in to Spain.
    That's also possible.

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    #4

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    Or:

    - He was going to vacation in Spain.
    - He was going to Spain for a vacation.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    That's also possible.
    He was going on a vacation to Spain.

    Is the above possible?

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    #6

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    I would say:

    He was going on vacation to Spain.

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    #7

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    Why did you include "one's vacation" in your title but not in your post?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    Topology01 did include "his vacation". It's my understanding that "one's" stands for possessive determiners/adjectives.

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    #9

    Re: "one's vacation" or "a vacation"

    It is possible to use "one" in place of a gender-specific or other terms, but titles should include words and phrases that are actually being queried in the post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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