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    Weekends

    "I go to school during the week and work on the weekends."

    Is "the" necessary?

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    Re: Weekends

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "I go to school during the week and work on the weekends."

    Is "the" necessary?

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    Not at all.

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    Re: Weekends

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "I go to school during the week and work on the weekends."

    Is "the" necessary?

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    In BrE it would be "...and work at weekends".

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    #4

    Re: Weekends

    *Not a teacher

    In some cases, The can often be taken out. Eg I will do it [the] next time; [the] next time you do that kind of stuff, you will get sacked; etc


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    Re: Weekends

    In American English, at least, you could omit the preposition, too: "I work weekends."

    I was very surprised to learn that Brits say, "work at weekends." It doesn't really make any less sense; I've just never heard it before. Prepositions are so weird!

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