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    I'll come to Germany not at a weekend, but on a weekday

    Hi,

    What's the difference between


    -"I'll come to Germany not at a weekend, but on a weekday" and "I won't come to Germany at a weekend, but on a weekday";


    - "He is good not only at math, but also at history" and "He isn't good only at math, but also at history"?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: I'll come to Germany not at a weekend, but on a weekday

    Quote Originally Posted by kasamb View Post
    Hi,

    What's the difference between


    -"I'll come to Germany not at a weekend, but on a weekday" and "I won't come to Germany at a weekend, but on a weekday";


    - "He is good not only at math, but also at history" and "He isn't good only at math, but also at history"?


    Thanks in advance.
    In both cases, your first version seems more natural to me. In AmE, we would use "on a weekend".

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    Re: I'll come to Germany not at a weekend, but on a weekday

    In BrE, "at a/the weekend" or "for a/the weekend" are both natural. We don't use "on a/the weekend" (yet!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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