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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #1 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:37 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

At the weekend vs. On the weekend

What is the difference between the two above?

please help.[/b]
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Re: I am so puzzled!! #2 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:47 am   Re: I am so puzzled!!
 

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At the weekend vs. On the weekend

What is the difference between the two above??

please help.[/b]

Hi Juliusestella,

There is no difference in meaning. As a native British English speaker I would use 'at'. American English variations would choose 'on' but it still refers to that period known as the weekend, whichever part of the world you live in.

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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #3 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:21 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

Hi Sir Alan

Thank you for answering....
what about if I omit the article??

On weekend and At weekend?

still grammatically correct??
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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #4 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:46 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

Hi,

The article is usually kept for the singular but would not usually be used for the plural of 'weekend'.

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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #5 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:24 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

Hi,sir
Thanks, for clearing the confusion .
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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #6 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:34 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

What about 'at weekends' and 'on weekends' sir? I think when the article is omitted, 'weekends' must be used instead of 'weekend'.
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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #7 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:46 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

The article is usually kept for the singular but would not usually be used for the plural of 'weekend'.

Alan

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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #8 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:07 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

Bookaholic_English wrote:
What about 'at weekends' and 'on weekends' sir? I think when the article is omitted, 'weekends' must be used instead of 'weekend'.

that what I have just said, haven't I?

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for the plural of 'weekend'

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At the weekend vs. On the weekend #9 (permalink) Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:18 am   At the weekend vs. On the weekend
 

Sorry. It was just because I didn't see that post of yours have anything to do with the post above it. Wasn't it a polite way to ensure something, sir?
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