go for a holiday

Imladris

Senior Member
Turkey - Turkish
The best way to relax is to ----.

A) go on holiday
B) go for a holiday

Are both A and B correct? Mainstream learner's dictionaries do not list "go for a holiday" as collocation. "go somewhere for a/one's holiday" is listed, so I wonder whether "go for a holiday" is correct. What are the collocational possibilites for this word "holiday" or "vacation"?
 
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  • Enquiring Mind

    Senior Member
    English - the Queen's
    Both are correct, Imladris, though A) is preferable
    Vacation is American English, holiday is British English.

    You ask: "What are the collocational possibilites for this word "holiday" or "vacation"? The possibilities are endless. If I tried to write them all, I would need to go on holiday to recover. If you ask about a specific collocation, we can help. :)
     
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