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    Over The WeekEnd

    Please let me know, the difference between the following statements:

    1. I will call you over the weekend.

    2. I will call you during the weekend.

    3. I will call you at the weekend.

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    Re: Over The WeekEnd

    There isn't a great difference between these three sentences. Basically, they all mean the same thing. I've heard N3 said more in the UK than America, and some may say that "at the weekend" could be taken to mean at the beginning of the weekend (e.g. Friday evening).

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    Re: Over The WeekEnd

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    I think that if you are speaking with an American and telling him/her to expect a

    telephone call sometime during the weekend, it would be helpful to say:

    I will call you on the weekend.

    (Americans find "at" rather strange. The American and British use of prepositions

    is not always the same. For example, I was astonished to learn that our British friends say

    "I live in Maple Street," rather than on.)

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    Re: Over The WeekEnd


    And in this case It would be mostly on Maple Street in Irish English too...

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