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    See you (on) Monday

    See you on Monday.
    See you Monday.

    I remember reading that #1 is BrE, while #2 is AmE. Am I correct? (By the way, should I use 'and' instead of 'while'?)

    Many thanks.

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    Cool Re: See you (on) Monday

    Your First sentence is correct, "See you ON monday" abiding with the rule that the preposition "ON" is use to indicate a time or an instance when something takes or will about to take place.

    Also, I suggest that when referring to some contradictions, better use "BUT."


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    Re: See you (on) Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    See you on Monday.
    See you Monday.

    I remember reading that #1 is BrE, while #2 is AmE. Am I correct? (By the way, should I use 'and' instead of 'while'?)

    Many thanks.
    I would say that "See you Monday" is a fairly common elision in both AmE and BrE. It is colloquial and better not used in formal work.

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    Talking Re: See you (on) Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I would say that "See you Monday" is a fairly common elision in both AmE and BrE. It is colloquial and better not used in formal work.
    Good explanation Anglika

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    Re: See you (on) Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I would say that "See you Monday" is a fairly common elision in both AmE and BrE. It is colloquial and better not used in formal work.
    Hi Anglika

    Thanks for your explanation.

    By the way, does 'colloquial' mean 'informal'?

    Thanks again.


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    Re: See you (on) Monday

    It means that it is used in informal spoken English.

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    Re: See you (on) Monday

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It means that it is used in informal spoken English.
    So does "informal" mean that it can be used in writing but is not standard Englsh, but 'formal' is used in writing standard English.
    Sorry for the clarification I need.

    Many thanks.


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    Re: See you (on) Monday

    I would say that if something is "informal" or "colloquial", only use it if you are either writing a piece of fiction or to someone you know very well.

    It is best to use "formal" English when writing to business contacts or in examinations.

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    Re: See you (on) Monday

    Thanks, Anglika.

    Best regards

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    Re: See you (on) Monday

    Dropping the preposition is becoming more common in BrE; I think it's an American import. You will also hear BrE speakers saying 'write me', but as Anglika says, these are colloquial forms in BrE.

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