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robin lee

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Are these sentences right?

My colleague has just returned from her holidays and she told us that she enjoyed her holidays and she then mentioned that she was a basket case.
 

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It's possible but it seems rather illogical. People usually go away on holiday in order to escape the stress of day-to-day life and in order to avoid becoming a "basket case". If someone came back from a holiday and said they were now a "basket case", I would expect them to go on to explain why their holiday was so terrible, all the things that went wrong and what led to that state of mind.
 

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The sentence might benefit from some punctuation. It would still have an issue with the logic, though.
 

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I asked my colleague to explain why she feels she is a basket case. She explained that now she has so much to do in the office after being away for a week and she is not sure if she can handle her work.
 

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That makes more sense but it wasn't clear from the first post that she associated her feelings of being a basket case with her situation at work rather than her recent holiday.
 
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