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    #1

    Smile articles before 'week'

    Can I say:

    'I go to the cinema during a week.'

    instead of

    'I go to the cinema during the week.'

    ?

    Thanks for help :)

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    #2

    Re: articles before 'week'

    I am not a teacher.

    As it stands, no.

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    #3

    Re: articles before 'week'

    Why would you want to?

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    #4

    Re: articles before 'week'

    The article "a" doesn't work.

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    #5

    Re: articles before 'week'

    Does it work in 'I go to the cinema during a week when I am less busy'?

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    #6

    Re: articles before 'week'

    Yes.

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    #7

    Re: articles before 'week'

    Quote Originally Posted by marker View Post
    Can I say:

    'I go to the cinema during a week.'

    instead of

    'I go to the cinema during the week.'

    ?

    Thanks for help :)
    In my opinion, you need to use, here, the generic "the week" relating to the specific unit of the year after that introductory "I go to the cinema..." expressed in the present simple.
    I'm not a teacher and I'm not a native speaker of English.

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    #8

    Re: articles before 'week'

    In Matthew's sentence, Only "a" works.

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    #9

    Re: articles before 'week'

    [QUOTE=Matthew Wai;1189959]Does it work in 'I go to the cinema during a week when I am less busy'?[/QUO

    Thank you for giving this example. Now I know why my sentence with 'a' is not correct.

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