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    time

    I think 'enough free time' in the following sentence is used wrongly.

    I have enough free time on every weekend.

    Could I make the following changes:

    I have time on every weekend.
    or

    I am free on every weekend.

    And I think 'enough' is not needed.

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    Re: time

    What is the context?

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    Re: time

    Quote Originally Posted by ziawj2 View Post
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    I think 'enough free time' in the following sentence is used wrongly.
    I have enough free time on every weekend.
    And I think 'enough' is not needed.
    As an NES but not a specialist English teacher:

    I would have no problem with:
    "I have enough free time, every weekend, to answer a few questions on this forum."
    The word that jars, for me, is "on". "At the weekend.." would also work, for me.

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    Re: time

    Americans use "on" for the weekend*, but it would be "on the weekends" or "every weekend" and not (usually) "on every weekend."

    * The first time I saw "at the weekend" I "corrected" it, not knowing it was used elsewhere.
    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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