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"at the weekend" vs "over the weekend"



 
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"at the weekend" vs "over the weekend" #1 (permalink) Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:03 am   "at the weekend" vs "over the weekend"
 

Test No. incompl/elem-27 "Sailing", question 1

......... me what did you do at the weekend?

(a) Say
(b) Speak
(c) Announce
(d) Tell

Test No. incompl/elem-27 "Sailing", answer 1

Tell me what did you do at the weekend?

Correct answer: (d) Tell
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Is this another term used by UK English vs. American English, "at the weekend"? and not "over the weekend"?

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Weekend #2 (permalink) Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:20 am   Weekend
 

Over the weekend/at the weekend/during the weekend are all in common use.
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Weekend #3 (permalink) Tue Nov 18, 2008 23:31 pm   Weekend
 

"On the weekend" is also in common use.

I agree with MrP that a comma is needed after the word "me".
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"at the weekend" vs "over the weekend" #5 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:02 am   "at the weekend" vs "over the weekend"
 

Dear Alan!
Is that wrong, if I write "Say to me what did you do at the weekend?".Please explain it clearly.
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"at the weekend" vs "over the weekend" #6 (permalink) Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:27 am   "at the weekend" vs "over the weekend"
 

Hi,

This should be: Tell me ...

The rest of the sentence is fine. You are asking what someone did during the previous weekend.

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"at the weekend" vs "over the weekend" #7 (permalink) Wed Feb 09, 2011 22:09 pm   "at the weekend" vs "over the weekend"
 

Quote:
The rest of the sentence is fine.
Not quite yet... ;-)

The test sentence can be written two ways.

With a comma, we can use interrogative word order in the second half:
- Tell me, what did you do at the weekend?

Without a comma, we have only a command, and thus cannot use the interrogative form.
- Tell me what you did at the weekend.

The poor test sentence doesn't seem to know which sentence it really wants to be. Presumably it wants to be the kind with a comma, but alas, even after all this time, the comma is still MIA.

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