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    Default at weekends / weekends / at weekend

    Could you tell me the difference between

    We go to a restaurant at weekends?
    We go to a restaurant weekends?
    We go to a restaurant at weekend?

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    Default Re: at weekends / weekends / at weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    Could you tell me the difference between

    We go to a restaurant at weekends?
    The preposition at (at weekends) is used in British English.
    It means "we go to the restaurant" on all weekends. It does not state a specific weekend (this weekend, next weekend).


    The American English version is "we go to a restaurant on weekends"

    We go to a restaurant weekends?
    We go to a restaurant
    (on/at - missing preposition) weekends?
    The grammar is incorrect because there is no preposition between the noun restaurant and the time weekends. A time preposition is required (on, at).

    We go to a restaurant at weekend?
    We go to a restaurant at (the - missing determiner)weekend
    This phrase sounds awkward and unnatural to me in American/Canadian English. If someone could clarify, would it be appropriate in British English? Either way, because you are only speaking of ONE weekend, you require a determiner for the single noun (the weekend). The word "weekends", used in previous sentences, is a plural noun and does not require a determiner.

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    Default Re: at weekends / weekends / at weekend

    We go to a restaurant at weekend?
    We go to a restaurant at (the - missing determiner)weekend
    This phrase sounds awkward and unnatural to me in American/Canadian English. If someone could clarify, would it be appropriate in British English?

    We need the in BrE


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    Default Re: at weekends / weekends / at weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by petit_minou View Post
    Thank you. I think that the second one is correct but as I understand now is very rare.

    We go fishing weekends (adverb)

    Weekends | Define Weekends at Dictionary.com

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    Default Re: at weekends / weekends / at weekend

    Hmm, I've also come across "at the weekends".

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