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    #1

    Is 'on' necessary?

    I will be available in the office (on) Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Is 'on' optional? Or it is better to have it in the sentence? Is it a case of British vs American English?

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    #2

    Re: Is 'on' necessary?

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    My answer remains HERE.
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    #3

    Re: Is 'on' necessary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber View Post
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    My answer remains HERE.
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    I believe 'on' is needed in BrE, but usually left out in AmE. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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    #4

    Re: Is 'on' necessary?

    Hi
    I would say that it's a matter of being formal & informal in using English Language. That is, In our day to day speach we can drop "on", or else it has to be there, gramatically speaking.

    Cheers
    Udara

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