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    Default A Question about the "Day"

    Hi, everybody

    I was wondering which one is more commonly used in your daily lifes, I go to church every Sunday or I go to church on Sundays. I can not tell the difference. I will appreciate if you can tell me their difference.

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    1. I go to church every Sunday
    2. I go to church on Sundays.


    The first one says that you go to church 52 times a year; the second doesn't.

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    1. I go to church every Sunday
    2. I go to church on Sundays.

    The first one says that you go to church 52 times a year; the second doesn't.

    Can I know which one you prefer to say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    1. I go to church every Sunday
    2. I go to church on Sundays.


    The first one says that you go to church 52 times a year; the second doesn't.
    I don't agree. I think they have the same meaning.

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    Which one do you prefer to use?
    For me, I prefer to use the first.

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I don't agree. I think they have the same meaning.
    'Every' does suggest to me 'all possible'.

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    So does "on Sundays." If I said "On Saturdays I go shopping for groceries," wouldn't you think I meant every Saturday?

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    No. If I meant 'every', I'd say 'every'.
    It seems we'll have to agree to differ.

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    To me, 'I go to church on Sundays' means that I don't go to any of the weekday services.

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    Default Re: A Question about the "Day"

    Monty Python - Im A Lumberjack Lyrics

    What does:

    On Wednesdays I go shopping
    And have buttered scones for tea
    mean?

    I always thought it meant he had a regular habit of going shopping on Wednesday.

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