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    "at weekends" and "on weekend"

    Could you please explain to me a difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?

    And the second question in the question above should I use acticle 'a' or 'the' before the difference?

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    Re: "at weekends" and "on weekend"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    Could you please explain to me a difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?

    And the second question in the question above should I use acticle 'a' or 'the' before the difference?
    "at the weekend" / "at weekends" is British English
    "on the weekend" / "on weekends" is American English

    You don't put "the" if you're talking about weekends in general e.g "I love my job so much that at /on weekends I feel a bit depressed."

    cf "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English", Third Edition.
    Last edited by naomimalan; 02-Apr-2008 at 16:13.

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    Re: "at weekends" and "on weekend"

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    "at the weekend" / "at weekends" is British English
    "on the weekend" / "on weekends" is American English

    You don't put "the" if you're talking about weekends in general e.g "I love my job so much that at /on the weekends I feel a bit depressed."

    cf "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English", Third Edition.
    I mean 'a' or 'the' before the "difference" in my question :)

    Could you please explain to me a/the difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    You don't put "the" if you're talking about weekends in general e.g "I love my job so much that at /on the weekends I feel a bit depressed."
    So why did you use the in your sentence, Naomi?

    You could also convey the same meaning through saying:

    I love my job so much that at/on the weekend I feel a bit depressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    I mean 'a' or 'the' before the "difference" in my question :)

    Could you please explain to me a/the difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?
    You use the in sentences like these:

    The accident happened on the weekend of 2 and 3 May.
    This month I have a lot of extra work to do, so I'm working at/on the weekends
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    ...so I'm working every weekend.

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    Re: "at weekends" and "on weekend"

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    You use the in sentences like these:

    The accident happened on the weekend of 2 and 3 May.
    This month I have a lot of extra work to do, so I'm working at/on the weekends.
    or
    ...so I'm working every weekend.
    Sorry, but I am not asking about 'the' before weekends - I am asking about 'a/the' before the word 'difference' in this question:

    Could you please explain to me a/the difference between.... :)

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    Re: "at weekends" and "on weekend"

    Quote Originally Posted by Tvita View Post
    Sorry, but I am not asking about 'the' before weekends - I am asking about 'a/the' before the word 'difference' in this question:

    Could you please explain to me a/the difference between.... :)
    Where did you see "at a weekend"?any examples?

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    Re: "at weekends" and "on weekend"

    Is there a difference between "on" or "at" the weekend?

    You don't know if there is a difference or not.

    What is the difference.........?

    You already know they are different but want to know what.

    As stated already there isn't any real difference in meaning just a difference in types of English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Where did you see "at a weekend"?any examples?
    I met my wife at a weekend party.

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    Re: "at weekends" and "on weekend"

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    I met my wife at a weekend party.
    Did you?

    "at a weekend" describes "party" here.
    I was wondering if "at a weekend" exists as a fixed expression?does it?
    as in: I am going to do it at a weekend?

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