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    correct sentences

    John and Peter are very free because it is their school holidays.

    John and Peter are very free because their school holidays are on.

    Is the first sentence correctly constructed? And is the second okay? If it isn't, please rephrase it so that I can get a clearer picture.

    Is 'constructed' within my question the correct verb?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: correct sentences

    Both are fine and, yes, you used 'constructed' correctly.

    'very' isn't needed, though. You could omit it - unless, of course, it's your intent to emphasize that their schedules are wide-open, completely open. In that case you could leave it in.

    John and Peter are free because it is their school holidays.
    John and Peter are free because their school holidays are on.

    Here's another way:

    John and Peter are free because they're on their school break.

    All the best.

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    Re: correct sentences

    Thank you very much for your reply.

    With warmest wishes

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    Re: correct sentences

    1. I couldn't find any matches, so I used the cooker to light the candles.

    2. I couldn't find any matches, so I used the stove to light the candles.

    3. I couldn't find any matches, so I used the flame from the stove to light the candles.

    I believe sentence 3 is correct, but are sentences 2 and 3 also correct?

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    Re: correct sentences

    Yes.

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