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    Red face Help

    Please, just let me know if both ways are right (as I have seen them but I don't know if there is any difference).

    * I study in the morning = I study in the mornings
    * He works on Sundays = He works on Sunday

    * What kind of music do you listen to? = What kind of music do you listen?

    * I work at a bank = I work in a bank

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    Re: Help

    'I study in the morning = I study in the mornings'
    'He works on Sundays = He works on Sunday'
    THESE ARE ALL OK. THE PLURAL FORM STRESSES THE HABITUAL NATURE; THE SINGULAR FORM COULD BE READ ALTERNATIVELY AS A PREDETERMINED FUTURE.

    'What kind of music do you listen to?' THE 'TO' IS REQUIRED. YOU CAN RECAST AS: 'To what kind of music do you listen?'

    'I work at a bank = I work in a bank' BOTH ARE OK. THE FIRST STRESSES THE NATURE OF THE BUSINESS; THE SECOND STRESSES THE LOCATION. BUT HERE THE SENTENCES ARE VIRTUALLY SYNONYMOUS.

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