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Difference between went off and went on #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 18, 2005 23:09 pm   Difference between went off and went on
 

Test No. incompl/elem-12 "We went on holiday", question 7

This summer we went ......... holiday to Greece.

(a) on
(b) off
(c) in
(d) by

Test No. incompl/elem-12 "We went on holiday", answer 7

This summer we went on holiday to Greece.

Correct answer: (a) on

Your answer was: incorrect
This summer we went off holiday to Greece.
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what is the difference between went off and went on? can you explain me, please? Thanks.

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Difference between went off and went on #2 (permalink) Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:31 am   Difference between went off and went on
 

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It is idiomatic, Guest-- to go on holiday/vacation. In order to use off, you would have to employ another phrasal verb: we are going off on holiday next week-- meaning we are going away (on a trip).
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Difference between went off and went on #3 (permalink) Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:45 am   Difference between went off and went on
 

I think if I write in holiday it means in pointed place in Greece.
But if I write on holiday in Greece it means somewhere in Greece.Am I right or not?
Please to explain me it.
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Difference between went off and went on #4 (permalink) Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:48 am   Difference between went off and went on
 

Hi,

The standard expressions are: go on holiday/be on holiday. 'In' wouldn't be used with 'holiday' as 'in' refers to the place where you are on holiday.

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Difference between went off and went on #5 (permalink) Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:52 am   Difference between went off and went on
 

Thanks a lof for the explanation..
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Difference between went off and went on #6 (permalink) Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:07 am   Difference between went off and went on
 

why not "in holiday"??

many thanks..
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Difference between went off and went on #7 (permalink) Fri Jan 01, 2010 20:56 pm   Difference between went off and went on
 

we can use 'in'holiday for a specific place where we spend holiday,am i right
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Difference between went off and went on #8 (permalink) Sat Jan 02, 2010 0:59 am   Difference between went off and went on
 

I'm not sure what you mean, Muhammad. Can you produce an example?
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Difference between went off and went on #9 (permalink) Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:42 pm   Difference between went off and went on
 

Hi Muhammed,

You could say I am in Paris on holiday.

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