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    #1

    have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    Are these sentences are same? I can not sure especially whether "sentence 1" is right expression or not.

    1.I have a lot on in this weekend.
    2.I have a lot going on in this weekend.

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    #2

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    #1 does not sound natural to me.

    #2 should drop the "in."
    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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    #3

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    "I have a lot on in this weekend" is fine in BrE.

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    #4

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    Could the second one be?

    I have a lot going on at/on this weekend.
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    #5

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    Could the second one be?

    I have a lot going on at/on this weekend.
    No

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    #6

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    I have a lot going on today. Meaning there's a lot of things related to me happening (going on) today.

    Is this one correct?
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    #7

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    I have a lot going on today. Meaning there's a lot of things related to me happening (going on) today.

    Is this one correct?
    Yes, It could also just mean that I am very busy today.

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    #8

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    All right. Then I don't see why the sentence "I have a lot going on on/at this weekend" is wrong. I think that it is because of the second "on"/"at" If substitute the time adverbial "today" by "on this weekend", I get the sentence "I have a lot going on on this weekend". If I break it down, I get:

    I --- subject
    have --- auxiliary verb
    a lot --- adverb of degree
    going on --- lexical verb
    on/at this weekend. --- adverb of time

    Therefore, the "on" before "this weekend" should be all right. I don't see what's wrong with "I have a lot going on on/at this weekend". Could somebody please explain in more detail?
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    #9

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    Quote Originally Posted by CarloSsS View Post
    All right. Then I don't see why the sentence "I have a lot going on on/at this weekend" is wrong. I think that it is because of the second "on"/"at" If substitute the time adverbial "today" by "on this weekend", I get the sentence "I have a lot going on on this weekend".[...] Could somebody please explain in more detail?
    That is annoying. if you had posted that response only sixty seconds earlier, I would have won my bet.

    Look at your posts again. You said it yourself - "I think that it is because of the second "on"/"at" ".

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    #10

    Re: have a lot on=have a lot going on?

    Nevertheless, I still don't get it why. "On/at this weekend" is just an adverb of time. So is "today". I just substitute "today" for "on/at this weekend" and voilą, I get "I have a lot going on at/on this weekend." Why can't I make that substitution?
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