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    Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    I am wondering if someone could check this paragraph:

    Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do. I mean, I have to stay at home and help my mom with housework chores including dusting, vacuuming, doing the dishes, and ironing clothes, as well as tidying up my bedroom. It is really hard work doing the chores. I find such pieces of work really monotonous and unpleasant, which makes me feel dead bored, and sometimes I get so exhausted that I feel as if I was going to die.

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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    I have no idea what you think "Almost on weekends" means. Can you explain it a different way?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    I meant not all weekends and not other days except for weekends.
    I think I should say Almost every weekend. Is it correct now?

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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    I meant not all weekends and not other days except for weekends.
    I think I should say "Almost every weekend". Is it correct now?
    Yes, you should say "Almost every weekend".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    I am wondering if someone could check this paragraph:

    Almost on every weekend, I have a lot of housework to do. I mean, I have to stay at home and help my mom with housework household chores including dusting, vacuuming, doing the dishes, and ironing (clothes), as well as tidying up my bedroom. It is really hard work doing the chores. I find such pieces of work really monotonous and unpleasant, which makes me feel dead bored, and sometimes I get so exhausted that I feel as if I was am going to die.
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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    May I ask a question here?
    How about "... so exhausted that I feel as if I were going to die"?
    Is it wrong (unnatural)?

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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    That can work too.

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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    Almost every weekend, I have a lot of housework to do.
    Thanks teechar, May I ask if we can substitute one of the following with the original one?

    Almost every weekend, there is a lot of housework to do.
    Almost every weekend, there is a lot of housework to be done.


    And, I use "as if" with "past tense" to show that the situation is not true. I mean, I am not going to die by doing housework. In my grammar book, it is said that:

    After "as if", we sometimes use the past when we are talking about the present for example:

    I don't like Tim. He talks as if he knew everything.

    I just wanted to use such form.

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    Re: Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

    Your two substitute sentences are okay.
    I wouldn't use "was going to" in the above.

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