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    adjectives that collocate with 'weekend'

    Hello,

    I'd like to add a bit of variety to standard replies to "How was your weekend' and wonder if the following adjectives collocate with 'weekend'. I'm afraid of uttering a phrase that won't be idiomatic.

    I had a.....
    - fabulous
    - awesome
    - action-packed
    - mind-numbing
    - unforgettable / memorable
    - eventful

    weekend. Could anyone have a look at them, please? The one that worries me most is 'action-packed'.
    Last edited by Verona_82; 30-Oct-2012 at 22:42. Reason: typo

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    Re: adjectives that collocate with 'weekend'

    They are all OK.

    Rover

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    Re: adjectives that collocate with 'weekend'



    How was the weekend?
    How was the vacation?
    How were the past days?
    How was the holiday?
    How were you with the weekend?
    How the weekend with you was?


    Please check the above-mentioned? Do they make sense?


    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 31-Oct-2012 at 01:29. Reason: above-mentioned

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    Re: adjectives that collocate with 'weekend'

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    How was the weekend?
    How was the vacation?
    How were the past days?
    How was the holiday?
    How were you with the weekend?
    How the weekend with you was?


    Please check the over-mentioned? Do they make sense?


    I would put the first four as:

    How was your weekend?
    How was your vacation?
    How have the past few days been?
    How was your holiday?

    I would not use the final two. I wouldn't know how to reply to "How were you with the weekend?", and "How the weekend with you was?" is simply not correct English.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: adjectives that collocate with 'weekend'

    It's the "above-mentioned" not "over-mentioned."

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