Almost on weekends, I have a lot housework to do

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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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I have no idea what you think "Almost on weekends" means. Can you explain it a different way?
 

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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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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".
 

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I am wondering if someone could check this paragraph:

Almost [STRIKE]on[/STRIKE] every weekend, I have a lot of housework to do. I mean, I have to stay at home and help my mom with [STRIKE]housework[/STRIKE] 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 [STRIKE]pieces of[/STRIKE] work really monotonous and unpleasant, which makes me feel dead bored, and sometimes I get so exhausted that I feel as if I [STRIKE]was[/STRIKE] am going to die.
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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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That can work too.
 

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