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    Please, dear teachers and friends

    could you shed a light on this?

    What are the differences between these sentences (if they are readible)?

    Do you ever go to Ireland on holiday(s)?
    Do you go to Ireland on holiday(s)?
    Have you ever gone to Ireland on holiday(s)?

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers and friends

    could you shed a light on this?

    What are the differences between these sentences (if they are readible)?

    Do you ever go to Ireland on holiday?
    Do you go to Ireland on holiday?
    Have you ever gone to Ireland on holiday?

    Thanks in advance!
    on holiday

    'ever' is used to emphasize the question:
    Do you ever go to Ireland on holiday?
    Do you go to Ireland on holiday?
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    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
    Have you ever gone to Ireland on holiday?

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    Re: Ever

    Do you ever go to Ireland on holiday(s)? Does it sometimes happen that you go...?
    Do you go to Ireland on holiday(s)? In general, is Ireland a place that you go to on holiday?
    Have you ever gone to Ireland on holiday(s)? This is incorrect we use 'have' with the past participle in this sort of context, 'have....been'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Have you ever gone to Ireland on holiday(s)? This is incorrect we use 'have' with the past participle in this sort of context, 'have....been'.

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    Re: Ever

    Do you ever go to Ireland on holiday(s)?
    Does it sometimes happen that you go to Ireland on holiday?

    Do you go to Ireland on holiday(s)?
    In general, is Ireland a place that you go to on holiday?

    Have you ever been to/in Ireland on (a) holiday(s)?


    could you proofread the last sentence?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Have you ever been to/in Ireland on (a) holiday(s)?


    could you proofread the last sentence?

    Thanks
    Have you ever been to Ireland on holiday/on your holidays?


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    Re: Ever

    Have you ever been to Ireland on (a) holiday(s)?

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    Re: Ever

    Does it sometimes happen that you go to Ireland on holiday?

    In general, is Ireland a place that you go to on holiday?

    Interesting, that's a kind of English I am not used to, of course, I'd be able to answer that question if someone asks me, but I'd not ask like that... probably simple sentences like...

    Do you often do to Ireland on holidays?

    Is England a place to go (to) on vacation?


    By the way, are they fine?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Have you ever been to Ireland on (a) holiday(s)?
    Yeah, however, if I am not mixing the dogs.. (is that a saying?)haha... Someone told me that "IN" is possible as well;

    Have you ever been to England? (The speaker is not in England)

    Have you ever been in England? (The speaker is in England)

    Am I right?

    Thanks

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    Re: Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Does it sometimes happen that you go to Ireland on holiday?
    In general, is Ireland a place that you go to on holiday?
    These were explanations of what each sentence means, the original sentences were, and are, perfectly correct.


    Interesting, that's a kind of English I am not used to, of course, I'd be able to answer that question if someone asks me, but I'd not ask like that... probably simple sentences like...

    Do you often do to Ireland on holidays?

    Is England a place to go (to) on vacation?


    By the way, are they fine?

    Thanks!
    bhai

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