"at weekends" and "on weekend"

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Tvita

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Could you please explain to me a difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?

And the second question in the question above should I use acticle 'a' or 'the' before the difference?
 

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Could you please explain to me a difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?

And the second question in the question above should I use acticle 'a' or 'the' before the difference?

"at the weekend" / "at weekends" is British English
"on the weekend" / "on weekends" is American English

You don't put "the" if you're talking about weekends in general e.g "I love my job so much that at /on weekends I feel a bit depressed." :-D:-D

cf "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English", Third Edition.
 
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"at the weekend" / "at weekends" is British English
"on the weekend" / "on weekends" is American English

You don't put "the" if you're talking about weekends in general e.g "I love my job so much that at /on the weekends I feel a bit depressed." :-D:-D

cf "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English", Third Edition.

I mean 'a' or 'the' before the "difference" in my question :)

Could you please explain to me a/the difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?
 

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You don't put "the" if you're talking about weekends in general e.g "I love my job so much that at /on the weekends I feel a bit depressed." :-D:-D

So why did you use the in your sentence, Naomi? :-?

You could also convey the same meaning through saying:

I love my job so much that at/on the weekend I feel a bit depressed.
:-D
 

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I mean 'a' or 'the' before the "difference" in my question :)

Could you please explain to me a/the difference between "at weekends" and "on weekends"?

You use the in sentences like these:

The accident happened on the weekend of 2 and 3 May.
This month I have a lot of extra work to do, so I'm working at/on the weekends
.
or
...so I'm working every weekend.
:)
 

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You use the in sentences like these:

The accident happened on the weekend of 2 and 3 May.
This month I have a lot of extra work to do, so I'm working at/on the weekends.
or
...so I'm working every weekend.
:)

Sorry, but I am not asking about 'the' before weekends - I am asking about 'a/the' before the word 'difference' in this question:

Could you please explain to me a/the difference between.... :)
 

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Sorry, but I am not asking about 'the' before weekends - I am asking about 'a/the' before the word 'difference' in this question:

Could you please explain to me a/the difference between.... :)
Where did you see "at a weekend"?any examples?
 

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Is there a difference between "on" or "at" the weekend?

You don't know if there is a difference or not.

What is the difference.........?

You already know they are different but want to know what.

As stated already there isn't any real difference in meaning just a difference in types of English.
 

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I met my wife at a weekend party. :lol:
Did you?:-D

"at a weekend" describes "party" here.
I was wondering if "at a weekend" exists as a fixed expression?:roll:;-)does it?:-?
as in: I am going to do it at a weekend?
 

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So why did you use the in your sentence, Naomi? :-?

You could also convey the same meaning through saying:

I love my job so much that at/on the weekend I feel a bit depressed.
:-D

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So why did you use the in your sentence, Naomi?
Horrors! How ever did the « the » creep in ! :cry:Thanks for pointing it out. I’d better edit it out.

You could also convey the same meaning through saying:

I love my job so much that at/on the weekend I feel a bit depressed”
Actually that sounds fine too. :?: I’m going to try and check it out.
 

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So why did you use the in your sentence, Naomi? :-?

You could also convey the same meaning through saying:

I love my job so much that at/on the weekend I feel a bit depressed.
:-D

So why did you use the in your sentence, Naomi?
Horrors! How ever did the « the » creep in ! :cry:Thanks for pointing it out. I’d better edit it out.

You could also convey the same meaning through saying:

I love my job so much that at/on the weekend I feel a bit depressed”
Actually that sounds fine too. :?: I’m going to try and check it out.
 
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