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    go somewhere for/on vacation

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    Mary: Why did Eric go to London?
    John: He went there ____ vacation.
    (A) for (B) on

    I think choice A is correct. Is choice B also acceptable?
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    Re: go somewhere for/on vacation

    Normally the distinction is almost too small to discuss.

    In this context, which is made clear by the question preceding the sentence, we need to answer why he went there. The answer is not where he went, but was the occasion of his visit. It might have been for his wedding, for his coronation, or whatever, but in fact it was for his vacation. For wins.


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    Re: go somewhere for/on vacation

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Mary: Why did Eric go to London?
    John: He went there ____ vacation.
    (A) for (B) on

    I think choice A is correct. Is choice B also acceptable?
    "On" is also acceptable.

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