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    nine days of holiday/holidays

    I've just come back from nine days of holiday (or holidays?).

    I've just come back from a nine-day holiday. (Can we say 'a nine days holiday' or 'my nine days holiday' or 'my nine days' holiday'?)

    Could I ask native speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: nine days of holiday/holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    I've just come back from nine days of holiday (or holidays?). It's one holiday. "...from a nine-day holiday." is best.

    I've just come back from a nine-day holiday. (Can we say 'a nine days holiday' no or 'my nine days holiday' no or 'my nine days' holiday'? no)

    Could I ask native speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.
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    Re: nine days of holiday/holidays

    I agree with 2006. Say:
    I have just come back from a nine-day holiday.

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    Re: nine days of holiday/holidays

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I agree with 2006. Say:
    I have just come back from a nine-day holiday.
    Longman Dictionary says:

    In this job you get four weeks holiday a year.

    Would 'four weeks' holiday' or 'four weeks of holiday' be better than 'four weeks holiday'?

    Thank you again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Longman Dictionary says:

    In this job you get four weeks holiday a year.

    Would 'four weeks' holiday'
    or 'four weeks of holiday' be better than 'four weeks holiday' ? ("of" can be used or omitted)

    'four weeks of holidays' would also be correct because you may make 2 or more separate holidays out of those four weeks. (here I would keep "of")
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