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    IN or ON?

    Dear teachers,

    1) Is that true that we can say "IN Saturday nights" in English, to insist on "night" rather than "Saturday"? If yes, should "night" be in the plural or can it also be in the singular?

    Would you please give me example where we can use In instead of ON in a similar case?

    2) Is it possible to leave out the "on" in the following sentence?

    a) What about going to the restaurant on Saturday evening ?
    b) What about going to the restaurant Saturday evening ?


    Many thanks,
    Hela
    Last edited by hela; 27-Oct-2007 at 10:55.


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    Re: IN or ON?

    Quote Originally Posted by hela View Post
    Dear teachers,

    1) Is that true that we can say "IN Saturday nights" in English, to insist on "night" rather than "Saturday"? If yes, should "night" be in the plural or can it also be in the singular? No. "in the nights"/"on Saturday nights". Plural or singular will depend on your context for your sentence.

    Would you please give me example where we can use In instead of ON in a similar case?

    2) Is it possible to leave out the "on" in the following sentence? Both are fine. #b is more colloquial and found in spoken English.

    a) What about going to the restaurant on Saturday evening ?
    b) What about going to the restaurant Saturday evening ?

    Many thanks,
    Hela
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    #3

    Re: IN or ON?

    Thank you Anglika

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