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kohyoongliat

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'I usually go shopping during the weekend' is commonly used by Singaporeans. However, the dictionaries I referred to state 'at the weekend' is BrE and 'on the weekend' is AmE.

Is 'during the weekend' correct? I don't think so. I think it's Singlish.

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'I usually go shopping during the weekend' is commonly used by Singaporeans. However, the dictionaries I referred to state 'at the weekend' is BrE and 'on the weekend' is AmE.

Is 'during the weekend' correct? I don't think so. I think it's Singlish.

Many thanks.

Hi Koh.

'during' is possible but it seems to hold more of a continued state, shopping for a good portion of it or a number of times. 'at' or 'on' are normal neutrals telling that shopping takes place on/at the weekend.
 
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