Is the word order in this sentence correct?

I am going on a holiday to Italy with my friend this week.

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    Hello and welcome to EL&U. Which words do you think might be out of order? – Lawrence Feb 7 '18 at 15:58
  • in this sentence, just about any word order would be correct, although each would have slightly different emphasis. for example, "This week, I am going on a holiday..." would emphasize the time over other parts of the statement. – Travis Webb Dec 13 '20 at 21:36

Yes, this is correct.

You could also play around with the word order and it would still be right. e.g.

This week I am going on a holiday to Italy with my friend.

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    Thank you for your prompt answer! Isn't the suggested word order now placing emphasis on the time? – Juraj Tomek Feb 7 '18 at 15:41
  • I think it does very slightly (in speech you could choose how much emphasis) but @Scotland141 comment does have the advantage of breaking up the long list of qualifications of the word holiday: this week, to Italy, with my friend. – JeremyC Feb 7 '18 at 15:48
  • Thank you for your insightful comment @JeremyC. The number of qualifications was precisely why I wasn't quite sure about the right word order. – Juraj Tomek Feb 7 '18 at 15:57

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