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    Wink Help please

    Hello there!


    I need to know the difference between 1) "Tell me your holidays" or 2)"tell me about your holidays"


    For me, n1 is the same as asking "what did you do during your holidays?" and n2 is the same as asking "How were your holidays?"(great, good, not st so good...)

    Can you help me ?

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    #2

    Re: Help please

    The first is what you would say in order to find out when someone is going to be away - the dates involved.

    "Tell me your holidays"
    "I shall be away for the first week in December and the last in January next year.


    The second is asking for an account of what you did on holiday or how you enjoyed it.

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    Re: Help please

    Thanks a lot Anglika

    So then,

    if I understand well, it isn't correct to say: "tell me your typical day" (if you want to know someone's routine) ,

    I should rather say "tell me about your typical day".. Is that right?


    Is it correct to say "if you want to know someone' sroutine? is it better to say, "if you want to know about someone's routine?

    getting confused!

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    Re: Help please

    Yes.

    Another way to ask this would be "Describe your typical day for me".

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    #5

    Re: Help please

    Thansk,

    And,

    Is it correct to say "if you want to know someone' sroutine? is it better to say, "if you want to know about someone's routine?

    getting confused!

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    Re: Help please

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thansk,

    And,

    Is it correct to say "if you want to know someone' sroutine? is it better to say, "if you want to know about someone's routine?

    getting confused!
    It's much easier just not to use phrases such as "tell me" without a preposition for questions like this. There is never a need for it.
    Tell me your holidays (I've never heard this) = Tell me when your holidays are.
    Tell me your daily schedule = Tell me what your daily schedule is.
    Tell me your routine = Tell me what your routine is.
    Tell me your typical day -> Tell me about your typical day.

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