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    #1

    read books/a book on weekends

    Hi,

    I cannot decide which one I should use - the plural or singular:

    What do you do on weekends/every weekend?

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    I read books/a book on weekends.
    2- I read books/a book every weekend.

    I gather if I say 'books', it means that I read more than one book every weekend/on weekends. But I'm not sure.

    Thanks.

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    Re: read books/a book on weekends

    I would simply say "I read". The general assumption would be that I was talking about reading books.

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    Re: read books/a book on weekends

    I would say it too but I just wanted to know if I should use the plural or singular.

    Which one is grammatically OK?

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    Re: read books/a book on weekends

    The problem with using either "a book" or "books" is that it sounds as if you read it/them from start to finish in two days.

    I read a book every weekend = I start reading a book on Saturday and I finish it on Sunday.
    I read books every weekend = I start reading one book on Saturday and by Sunday I have read it and at least one more.

    "I read every weekend" gets rid of ambiguity. It simply describes something you do at weekends.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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