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    on Monday/s

    I wonder if I can say, for example, 1) I go to school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... instead of 2) I go to school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays..?

    I've seen these two versions in some English books and wonder which of them is more accurate to say.

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    Re: on Monday/s

    We use the simple present tense for general statements about things that always happen, so these two can mean the same. They speak of your regular weekly attendance schedule.

    If another tense is used: I will go (or went) to school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... then that construction is specific to that one-time event.

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    Re: on Monday/s

    If this is a repetitive process, I would use the plural forms. The singular might be interpreted to be a one time deal.

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    Re: on Monday/s

    Quote Originally Posted by J&K Tutoring View Post
    We use the simple present tense for general statements about things that always happen, so these two can mean the same. They speak of your regular weekly attendance schedule..
    I agree, but I think I would be more likely to use the plural form for general statements.
    Last edited by Piscean; 18-Sep-2015 at 05:52. Reason: typo

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    Re: on Monday/s

    Quote Originally Posted by Natalee92 View Post
    I wonder if I can say, for example, 1) I go to school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... instead of 2) I go to school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays..?

    I've seen these two versions in some English books and wonder which of them is more accurate to say.
    I agree with the other comments, however, I think if 1) is used then it is usually clarified in some way. For example:

    "I go to school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week".

    "Each week" or "every other week" or a similar phrase, makes it clear that it is not a one-off occurrence.

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    Re: on Monday/s

    Thank you very much for you opinions.I'll ask you one more question about this topic if you don't mind.
    if I, for example, say: I play football on Mondays, the question to this sentence would be What days do you play football?

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    Re: on Monday/s

    That works.

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    Re: on Monday/s

    And what about What day do you play football? Which of the two options would be more natural to ask?

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    Re: on Monday/s

    I would use 'days', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: on Monday/s

    Quote Originally Posted by Natalee92 View Post
    And what about What day do you play football? Which of the two options would be more natural to ask?
    Monday would be the answer.

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