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    #1

    At or On

    Hello,

    I trying to figure what really differentiates these two.

    At the weekend - British

    On the weekend - American

    Is there any explanation why they use different prepositions?

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    #2

    Re: At or On

    We are two nations divided by a common language.

    There is no logic. The language just developed differently.

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    #3

    Re: At or On

    I'd like to see a few examples.

    Thanks

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    #4

    Re: At or On

    Examples of differences between American and British usage?

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    #5

    Re: At or On

    A few sentences in which the on the weekend and at the weekend are used.

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    #6

    Re: At or On

    American:
    On weekends, I like to sleep in late.
    I tend to do my grocery shopping on the weekend.
    Ugh! Why do I always seem to get sick on the weekend?!
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: At or On

    Why not

    ..during the weekends.

    Is the during wrong or maybe too formal?

    Are there any examples with the during the weekends or maybe during the weekend only?

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