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    this Sunday or on this Sunday

    If today is Tuesday, are the following sentences both correct?

    1. I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or this Sunday..
    2. I'm going to visit my father on this Saturday or on this Sunday.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Winwin2011; 04-Feb-2014 at 08:33.

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    If today is Tuesday, are the following sentences both correct?

    1. I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or this Sunday..
    2. I'm going to visit my father on this Saturday or on this Sunday.

    Thanks.
    Either one.

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    If today is Tuesday, are the following sentences both correct?

    1. I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or this Sunday..
    2. I'm going to visit my father on this Saturday or on this Sunday.

    Thanks.
    I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or Sunday.
    2 sounds strange to me.

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or Sunday.
    2 sounds strange to me.
    I prefer the first, but the second is not incorrect, at least in AmE. The second would be better as "on this Saturday or Sunday".

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or Sunday.
    2 sounds strange to me.
    Thanks Raymott

    Do American English use 'on" before this Saturday?

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks Raymott

    Do American English use 'on" before this Saturday?
    Sometimes.

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    Thanks Raymott

    Do American English use 'on" before this Saturday?
    Did you read Mike's opinions?

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    I wouldn't use both "on" and "this" in the same sentence (BrE).

    I'm going to visit my father on Sunday.
    I'm going to visit my father this Sunday.

    I'm going to visit my father on Saturday or Sunday.
    I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or Sunday.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wouldn't use both "on" and "this" in the same sentence (BrE).

    I'm going to visit my father on Sunday.
    I'm going to visit my father this Sunday.

    I'm going to visit my father on Saturday or Sunday.
    I'm going to visit my father this Saturday or Sunday.
    They all work for me as well.

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    Re: this Sunday or on this Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wouldn't use both "on" and "this" in the same sentence (BrE).
    I wouldn't either; it sounds odd to me, bordering on wrong.

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