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    #1

    instead of

    Is this sentence right?

    I will work Monday, Thursday and Friday next week instead of Wednesday to Friday.

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    #2

    Re: instead of

    Yes.

    I would say "Wednesday THROUGH Friday."

    "To" is totally acceptable, but "through" makes it clear that you'll work Friday. So I think it's slightly stronger.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #3

    Re: instead of

    BrE rarely uses that "through" construction. If we wanted to avoid ambiguity, we would say "Wednesday to Friday inclusive" or "Wednesday, Thursday and Friday".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: instead of

    Inclusive? I'm learning a new language - British English!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #5

    Re: instead of

    Mind you, BrE speakers are familiar with through in that context, so you will be understood.

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