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Allen165

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"I go to school during the week and work on the weekends."

Is "the" necessary?

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philadelphia

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In some cases, The can often be taken out. Eg I will do it [the] next time; [the] next time you do that kind of stuff, you will get sacked; etc
 

Heterological

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In American English, at least, you could omit the preposition, too: "I work weekends."

I was very surprised to learn that Brits say, "work at weekends." It doesn't really make any less sense; I've just never heard it before. Prepositions are so weird!
 
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