Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Italian
      • Home Country:
      • Italy
      • Current Location:
      • Italy

    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 99

    prepositions with days of the week

    Last Sunday I climbed up to Rifugio Coca. My hiking companions were busy with other things over the weekend, but I was undeterred and set out by myself. I had even thought of leaving on Saturday and sleeping at the hut at nearly 1900 m

    (the whole article is here)

    In the paragraph above, would it be possible to use Sunday for Last Sunday? What about on Sunday or this Sunday (I think this would be next Sunday, wouldn't it?).

    Same thing about on Saturday, I expect I can't leave out the preposition on, can I?

    And if I said this weekend (meaning last w/e), would it be right?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,338

    Re: prepositions with days of the week

    Whether "Sunday" means "last Sunday" is a moving target. On Monday saying "Sunday, I ..." it is usually clear that you mean last Sunday. Later in the week, it can start to become more confusing.

    Likewise, "this Sunday" and "next Sunday" can be the same, or not. On Saturday or Friday, saying "next Sunday" would probably mean more than a week away, not a day or two.

    But earlier in the week, this and next Sunday usually mean the same.

    The "on" of "on Saturday" is not strictly necessary, but it sounds better to me that way.

Similar Threads

  1. Days of the week...
    By Graver in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2008, 10:54
  2. days of the week
    By Lovely_teacher in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2007, 21:00
  3. days of the week references
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Apr-2007, 19:08
  4. a before days of the week?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Apr-2007, 10:24
  5. days of the week
    By trustM in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2005, 19:14


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts