Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    48
    Post Thanks / Like

    Thumbs down at weekend or on weekend or both?

    which prepositions can be used with the word weekend?


    thanks

  2. #2
    Ouisch's Avatar
    Ouisch is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    4,142
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: at weekend or on weekend or both?

    over the weekend
    during the weekend
    before the weekend
    after the weekend
    since the weekend
    through the weekend
    until the weekend
    throughout the weekend
    by the weekend

    "At" or "on" aren't generally used when referring to the weekend. If you want to express that something will occur at that time, you'd say "over the weekend" or "during the weekend."

  3. #3
    MikeNewYork's Avatar
    MikeNewYork is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    15,248
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: at weekend or on weekend or both?

    Quote Originally Posted by adullstudent View Post
    which prepositions can be used with the word weekend?


    thanks
    In AE, we often use on weekends/the weekend; BE uses at the weekend.

    Other than that, I refer you to Ouisch's more extensive list.

  4. #4
    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,585
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: at weekend or on weekend or both?

    Yes; "at the weekend" in BrE, though I now sometimes hear "on the weekend".

    Similarly, a slightly French-sounding "Good weekend!" is becoming more common, in place of the more usual "Have a good weekend!".

    MrP

Similar Threads

  1. Have a blast this weekend
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Nov-2006, 11:12
  2. Weekend
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-Feb-2005, 04:31
  3. weekend
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-Nov-2004, 01:22
  4. have a good weekend
    By alexandre42 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-Jun-2004, 18:15
  5. for the weekend
    By bmo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 12-Feb-2004, 22:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •