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    #1

    Do "on the weekend" and "at the weekend" function differently?

    In any grammars in China, the readers are taught the above title phrases work in the same way, just one used in U.S and another in U.K.
    I'd like to know whether both of them really work same or function in different ways.

    Thanks to anyone giving explanation.
    Last edited by xxwzs; 29-Sep-2014 at 10:30.

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    #2

    Re: Do "on the weekend" and "at the weekend" function differently?

    I am not a teacher.

    As far as I know, that is correct.

    I speak BrE and I say 'at the weekend'. When I hear someone say 'on the weekend' I take it to mean the same thing.

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    #3

    Re: Do "on the weekend" and "at the weekend" function differently?

    I am an AmE speaker, and I can confirm that we use "on the weekend".

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    #4

    Re: Do "on the weekend" and "at the weekend" function differently?

    They don't function differently, but may have different syllabic stress. We've seen this question
    before.

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    #5

    Re: Do "on the weekend" and "at the weekend" function differently?

    Yes, we (AmE) stress the first syllable.

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