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    weekend and weekends

    When to say weekend and weekends
    eg:These exams are even on weekends or it should be weekend

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    Re: weekend and weekends

    Just as a side note, remember that it's "on weekends" in AmE, but "at weekends" in BrE.

    These exams are even held at weekends!
    I went to visit my parents at the weekend (last weekend).
    I'm going to visit my sister at the weekend (next weekend).

    There is one example I can think of where "the weekend" is used, but doesn't refer to a specific weekend:

    My friends and I usually go out at the weekend.

    No doubt, this should be said "...usually go out at weekends", but in BrE at least, saying "usually + the weekend" it's understood that we mean "most weekends".


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    Re: weekend and weekends

    Thanks, just had a query held is in past tense so if I just have to say in genral how should I say,They hold exams even on weekends also is these riht CA wxams are held even on weekends

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    #4

    Re: weekend and weekends

    Say:
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    They hold exams even on weekends.
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    Or:
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    Those California exams are held even on weekends.



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    #5

    Re: weekend and weekends

    You could also make 'weekend' adjectival to avoid the "at/on" problem. Both in California and in Melton Mowbray they may have 'weekend exams'!

    b

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